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Here’s a list of roadblocks in Toronto due to Pride and other weekend events

Written by Javed Iqbal

Several major events will take place in the city this weekend, including the return of the Toronto Pride Parade to downtown streets after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

Pride Toronto’s weekend festivities will also feature the Trans Pride March on Friday and the Dyke March on Saturday. In addition to Pride events, the 35th TD Toronto Jazz Festival will also be held in the city center.

If you are going to some of the events of the weekend, here is what you need to know about which roads will be closed.

PRIDE EVENTS

Pride Toronto Streetfair – Church Street will be closed from Dundas Street East to Hayden Street from Friday at 10 to Monday at

Trans Pride March – The following streets will be closed on Friday from 19:00 to 21:30:

  • Church Street from Bloor Street East to Hayden Street

  • Bloor Street East from Church Street to Yonge Street

  • Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Carlton Street

  • Carlton Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street

Dyke March – The following streets will be closed on Saturdays from kl. 14:00 to 17:00:

  • Church Street from Bloor Street East to Hayden Street

  • Bloor Street East from Church Street to Yonge Street

  • Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Carlton Street

  • Carlton Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street

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Pride Remembrance Run Wellesley Street will be closed between Jarvis Street to Queen’s Park Crescent East and Queen’s Park from College Street to Bloor Street West on Sunday from 07:00 to 12:00

Pride Parade – The following streets will be closed on Sundays:

  • Rosedale Valley Road from Bayview Avenue to Park Road (8am to 6pm)

  • Church Street from Hayden Street to Bloor Street East (12:00 to 18:00)

  • Park Road from Rosedale Valley Road to Bloor Street East (12:00 to 18:00)

  • Bloor Street East from Yonge Street to Ted Rogers Way (12:00 to 18:00)

  • Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Queen Street (12:00 to 18:00)

  • Dundas Street East from Yonge Street to Church Street (12:00 to 18:00)

  • Victoria Street from Dundas Street East to Shuter Street (12:00 to 18:00)

For other Pride events this weekend, check out Pride Toronto’s website.

OTHER EVENTS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival: Queen’s Park from Wellesley Street West to Bloor Street West will be closed all day Saturday until 6 p.m. 5 on Mondays.

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Fairbank Summerfest: Eglinton Avenue West will be closed from Ronald Avenue to Dufferin Street from 6 p.m. 07.00 Friday to kl. 03.00 Monday.

I Heart Market Street: Market Street is closed from Front Street East to the Esplanade.

For a complete list of events this weekend, Click here.

TTC CLOSURES

There are no planned metro closures this weekend. However, the following bus and tram routes will redirect to accommodate events:

  • 94 Wellesley (12:01 Friday to 7 on Monday)

  • 19 Bay (8 a.m. to noon on Saturday)

  • 506 Carlton (20.00 to 21.30 on Friday, 14.00 to 17.00 on Saturday and 12.30 to 19.00 on Sunday)

  • 505 Dundas (12.30 to 19.00 Sunday)

  • 32/332 Eglinton West (02:00 Saturday to 05:00 Monday)

  • 13 Avenue Road (12.01 Saturday to Monday 05.00)

  • Buses will not run into Davisville Station on Saturday from 6 p.m. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a crane lift. Customers are advised to board buses outside the station.

BUILDING CLOSURES

  • Milliken Boulevard between McNicoll Avenue and 107 Milliken Blvd. continues to be closed until August 5 to facilitate the maintenance of the trans-northern pipeline.

  • Markham Road at Highway 401 will be closed from 22 on Saturday to kl. 10 on Sunday to facilitate demolition of bridge.

  • Jarvis Street from Carlton Street to Bloor Street East, including Ted Rogers Way, has been reduced to one lane in each direction for road renovation, sidewalk repairs and intersection safety changes.

  • Wellesley Street East from Ontario Street to Sherbourne Street has been reduced to a westbound lane for the conversion of cycle paths and roads.

  • Wellington Street from Yonge Street to Church Street has been reduced to a westbound lane for TTC lane changes and sidewalk improvements.

  • The Yonge Street northbound and southbound lanes from the Esplanade to Lake Shore Boulevard remain closed to facilitate ongoing bridge construction. Bicycle paths in both directions are maintained.

  • Gerrard Street from University Avenue to Elizabeth Street will be closed from 6 p.m. 7.00 to kl. 7pm on Saturday to facilitate SickKid’s building maintenance.

  • Roadways on The Queensway between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue have been reduced to a minimum of one lane in each direction for King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles TTC lane change and road reconstruction work. King Street West is also closed at this junction.

  • Lake Shore Boulevard from Simcoe Street to Bay Street continues to be reduced to a westbound lane for gas head replacement.

  • Lake Shore Boulevard northbound and southbound access to Simcoe Street is restricted to right turns only; Lake Shore Boulevard eastbound and westbound to Simcoe Street is restricted to right turns only; and Lake Shore Boulevard eastbound is reduced to a single lane from Spadina Avenue to Rees Street on Saturday from 6 p.m. 6 to Sunday at Pedestrians will be redirected to use the eastern pedestrian crossing.

  • The Sheppard Avenue East bridge over Highway 404 has been reduced to two lanes in each direction for a bridge rehabilitation project by the Department of Transportation.

WEATHER

On Friday it will be sunny with a temperature of 29 C, according to Environment Canada. Sunny conditions continue Saturday. However, those taking part in the Pride parade on Sunday may have to bring an umbrella, as showers with a temperature of 29 C are expected.

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