Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events listed below. 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 Christmas Market – Distillery District

The following full closures will be in effect from November 14 to December 22, including this weekend.

  • Mill Street from Cherry Street to Parliament Street
  • Trinity Street from Front Street East to Mill Street


Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf

The following full road closures will be in effect on Saturday, November 30 from 4 p.m. to midnight:

  • Bay Street between Dundas Street West and Richmond Street West
  • Elizabeth Street between Foster Place and Hagerman Street
  • Hagerman Street between Elizabeth Street and Bay Street
  • Albert Street between James Street and Bay Street
  • James Street between Queen Street and Albert Street
  • Queen Street West between Yonge Street and University Avenue
  • York Street between Richmond Street West and Queen Street West

North Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade

The following full closures will be in effect on Sunday, December 1 to accommodate this event:

  • Thistle Down Boulevard will be closed between Barkwin Drive and Albion Road from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Albion Road will be closed between Thistle Down Boulevard and Finch Avenue West from noon until 3 p.m.

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 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 and plan ahead using this complete list of events and road work.

There is also information available about road closures related to parades and special events that are overseen by the Toronto Police Service.