Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

One special event involving closures of main roads – the World Partnership Walk – will take place in Toronto this weekend. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the areas affected are 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, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

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.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/. More information about planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

World Partnership Walk road closures

  • Partial and full closures will affect King Street West and Simcoe Street at or near Metro Hall between 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 24 to accommodate this event. The south curb lane of King Street West is closed from 255 King St. W. to Simcoe Street. The west and centre lane of Simcoe Street will be closed and the east lane will remain open for access to the parking garage on the east side of the street.
  • The formation and dispersal area for the parade will be at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
  • University Avenue from Wellington Street to Queen’s Park Circle will be closed in both directions during this time.
  • Yonge Street and Bay Street are alternative north-south routes.

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