News Release
May 2, 2019

Several events on Sunday will involve local road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the local areas will be open to pedestrian traffic, but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy. They are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.

Toronto Marathon
A series of full and rolling closures will be in effect at various times between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accommodate this event on Sunday, May 5.

The race will begin at Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue and will initially include closures on surrounding streets north of the intersection. The race will then turn back south, eventually travel east towards the Don River and then come back west across the downtown to Humber Bay Park East.

Parts of many collector/arterial roads and local roads will experience rolling closures, including those noted below:
• Yonge Street at or near Sheppard Avenue
• Yonge Street between Sheppard Avenue and Davisville Avenue/Chaplin Crescent
• Chaplin Crescent between Yonge Street and Oriole Parkway
• Oriole Parkway between Chaplain Crescent and Lonsdale Road
• Spadina Road between Lonsdale Road and Austin Terrace
• Davenport Road between MacPherson Avenue and Belmont Street
• Belmont Street/Aylmer Avenue/Rosedale Valley Road between Davenport Road and Bayview Avenue
• Bayview Avenue from Rosedale Valley Road to Lower River Street
• King Street East between Lower River Street and Sumach Street
• Eastern Avenue between Sumach Street and Front Street East
• Front Street East/Wellington Street between Eastern Avenue and John Street
• John Street between Wellington Street East and Front Street West
• Front Street West between John Street and Bathurst Street
• Bathurst Street between Front Street West and Fort York Boulevard
• Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Fleet Street
• Fleet Street between Fort York Boulevard and Strachan Avenue
• Strachan Avenue between Fleet Street and Remembrance Drive

A map of the race is available at

Toronto Raptors tailgate and viewing party
Bremner Boulevard from Lakeshore Boulevard West to the east side of the parking garage at 25 York St. will be closed on Sunday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to midnight. A map of the closures is available at

Khalsa Day parade in Etobicoke
A series of rolling road closures will be in effect on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 8 p.m. to accommodate the Khalsa Day parade route:
• Humberwood Boulevard between Morning Star Drive and Humberline Drive
• Humberline Drive between Humberwood Boulevard and Finch Avenue West
• Finch Avenue West between Humberline Drive and Westmore Drive
• Westmore Drive between Finch Avenue West and Carrier Drive

A map of these closures is available at

Manulife Paddle the Don event
Bayview Avenue will be closed between Mill Street and Front Street East on Sunday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A map of these closures is available at

In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations. TTC customers can subscribe to eAlerts at or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter to receive information about service diversions.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

Information about road closures related to parades and special events that are overseen by the Toronto Police Service is available at

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Hakeem Muhammad
Strategic Communications