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.

Construction work

Wellesley Street West will be fully closed between Queen’s Park Crescent East and Bay Street from Friday, March 13 at 9 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, March 15 for a large crane hoist.


St. Joseph’s Street between Bay Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East will be closed from Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, March 15 at 7 a.m.

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 1K Kids, 5K & 10K Races

Full and rolling road closures will be in place from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 15 and will impact parts of Bremner Boulevard, Spadina Avenue, Clarence Square, Wellington Street West and Yonge Street.


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.