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Thousands of runners will take over city streets on Sunday due to the Toronto Marathon, and police are warning drivers there will be road closures.

The Toronto Marathon features a number of races with the full marathon beginning at 7:30 a.m. That will be followed by the half marathon walk, 10 kilometre run and 5 kilometre walk, at 8 a.m. At 8:15 a.m., the five kilometre run gets underway, while at 8:30 a.m., the half marathon run will start. 

“Motorists are advised to avoid the areas identified as part of the routes and consider road closures when planning their travels,” police said in a recent news release.

“This event will proceed regardless of weather conditions.”

As for public transit, police said officers will direct TTC vehicles through gaps in the runs where possible, and when it is safe to let the vehicles pass. 

“Every attempt will be made to minimize service interruptions,” police said.

Some runners take part in the 2023 Toronto Marathon. (Matias Delacroix/The Canadian Press)

As a result of the marathon, police said the following road closures will take place:

  • Southbound Yonge Street, from Churchill Avenue to Hwy 401, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Northbound Yonge Street, from Elmhurst Avenue to Sheppard Avenue E., from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • All Beecroft Road, from Sheppard Avenue E. to Churchill Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Northbound Beecroft Road from Sheppard Avenue E. to Poyntz Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • All Beecroft Road, from Elmhurst Avenue to Churchill Avenue, from 7 a.m. to  9 a.m.
  • All Poyntz Ave, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m.  to 9 a.m.
  • All Churchill Avenue, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • All North York Boulevard, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • All Elmhurst Avenue, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • All Parkhome Avenue, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Southbound ramps to Hwy 401/Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. 10 a.m.
  • Southbound Yonge Street, from Hwy 401 to York Mills Road, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Southbound Yonge Street, from York Mills Road to Eglinton Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Southbound Yonge Street, from Eglinton Avenue to Chaplin Crescent, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Southbound Yonge Street, from Chaplin Crescent to Aylmer Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Westbound Chaplin Crescent, from Yonge Street to Oriole Parkway, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Southbound Oriole Parkway, from Chaplin Crescent to Lonsdale Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Westbound Lonsdale Road, from Avenue Road to Spadina Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Northbound Forest Hill Road, from Lonsdale Road to Kilbarry Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Eastbound Kilbarry Road, from Forest Hill Road to Warren Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Southbound Warren Road, from Kilbarry Road to Lonsdale Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Westbound Lonsdale Road, from Warren Road to Spadina Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Southbound Spadina Road, from Lonsdale Road to Austin Terrace, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Westbound Austin Terrace, from Spadina Road to Walmer Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • All Walmer Road/Kendall Avenue, from Austin Terrace to MacPherson Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m
  • Westbound curb of MacPherson Avenue, from Kendall Avenue to Davenport Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Westbound curb of Davenport Road, from MacPherson Avenue to Dupont Street, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • All Davenport Road, from Dupont Street to Belmont Street. from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • All Belmont Street, from Davenport Road to Yonge Street, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • All  Aylmer Avenue, from Yonge Street to Rosedale Valley Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • All Rosedale Valley Road, from Aylmer Road to Bayview Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • All Bayview Avenue, from Rosedale Valley Road to Lawren Harris Square, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • All Lawren Harris Square, from Bayview Avenue to Lower River Street, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • All Lower River Street, from Bayview Avenue to King Street E., from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Eastbound King Street E., from Wilkins Avenue to Lower River Street, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • All Sumach Street, from King Street E. to Eastern Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Westbound Eastern Avenue, from Sumach Street to Front Street E., from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Westbound Front Street E., from Eastern Avenue to Wellington Street E., from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Westbound Wellington Street East/West, from Front Street E. to Bay Street, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Bay Street from Wellington Street to Lake Shore Boulevard, from 8 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m.
  • Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard from Bay Street to Strachan Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • All Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to east of British Columbia Road, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Eastbound Marine Parade Drive from Humber Bay Park Road E. to Waterfront Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • All Waterfront Drive from Marine Parade Drive to Palace Pier Court from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Eastbound curb lane Lake Shore Boulevard from Humber River to Remembrance Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
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