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 Chinatown Festival:

The following full road closures will be in effect to accommodate this event:

  • The west side of Spadina Ave will be closed from St. Andrew St to Sullivan St starting 12:01 a.m. on August 17 until 11 p.m. on August 18. Dundas St W will be kept open for traffic.

Taste of Manila

  • Bathurst St from Wilson Ave to York Downs Dr. will be fully closed from 12:01 a.m. on August 17th until 11:59 p.m. on August 18th.

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Wheels on the Danforth:

The following full road closures will be in effect to accommodate this event:

  • Danforth Ave from Warden Ave to Byng Ave and Danforth Rd from Landry Ave to Danforth Ave will be closed on August 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Open Street TO:

The following full road closures will be in effect to accommodate this event:

  • Bloor St W will be closed from Ossington Ave to Church St on August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with car crossing points on Bloor St at Grace St/Christie St, Bathurst St, Spadina Ave, Avenue Rd, and Bay St.
  • Yonge St, from Bloor St to Queen St, will be closed on August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with car crossing points on Yonge St at Wellesley St, College St, Gerrard St, Dundas St, and Shuter St.

India Festival and Grand Parade:

The following full road closures will be in effect to accommodate this event:

  • The NB curb lane on University Ave will be closed from Queen St W to Dundas St W (with partial closure of the next lane) on August 18 from 12:01 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Armoury St will be closed from University Ave to Chestnut St on August 18 from 12:01 a.m. to 8 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.