G20 Road Closures this week

The Government of Canada has selected Toronto as the host city for the G20 Summit on Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, 2010. Security for the Summit is being managed by the Integrated Security Unit, a joint security team led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in partnership with the Toronto Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Canadian Forces and Peel Regional Police.

For information on traffic restrictions please

Traffic in the city of Toronto, area highways and neighbouring municipalities will be most seriously impacted from Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27.

Major highways such as the 427, 401, Queen Elizabeth Way, Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway will be impacted by frequent partial disruptions and some complete closures from June 24 until June 27. Most of the closures will be inbound toward the downtown core from Thursday, June 24 to Saturday, June 26 and outbound on Sunday, June 27. Serious traffic congestion within neighbouring municipalities should also be expected.

If you need to travel to downtown Toronto, please take public transit or reconsider your plans. Vehicle traffic will be very congested, additional street parking restrictions will be in place and you can expect extraordinary delays.

Beginning June 25, if you need to enter the Toronto Police Traffic Zone (outlined as blue line on map), you will be stopped by a member of the Toronto Police Service, asked for identification and to state your purpose for entering the area. This activity will cause serious traffic disruptions and delays throughout the surrounding areas in downtown.

Those who need to access the Security Perimeter (yellow line on map) will face longer delays as they will be required to show identification and have a purpose for entering. Those who live and work in this area have been registered so they can access the area more efficiently.

At the discretion of the police officer, anyone requesting access to the security perimeter may be subject to search. Vehicles will be subject to an external search using a mirror to access the undercarriage and trunks will be searched. These searches are being done for security purposes to assist police with providing a safe environment for the Summit.

Although fences are already going up, Police have planned for the public to be able to move throughout the Traffic and Security zones until the evening of Friday, June 25 – unless security reasons dictate an increase in control of the area. To help people get around the city during the G20 Summit, interactive traffic maps are available on the City of Toronto’s website: toronto.ca/G20.

Additional security information, including highway impacts, is available on the Integrated Security Unit’s

website: g8-g20isu.ca

For more information on Road Restrictions, please see the City's Website

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