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Expect travel disruptions this weekend in Toronto; Here’s what you need to know – NOW Toronto



People in Toronto are in for a weekend of road closures and transit delays  due to multiple events and construction projects.

Here’s what to keep in mind while travelling:

Toronto Marathon

Lane closures will be in effect on Sunday for the marathon and its support races, however roads will re-open in phases throughout the day as the race moves along.

Major roads affected include:

  •  Front Street East, westbound from Eastern Avenue to Wellington Street East
  •  Spadina Road between Lonsdale Road and Austin Terrace
  •  Bay Street southbound between Wellington Street and Lake Shore Blvd.
  •  Yonge Street from Churchill Avenue to Highway 401
  •  Yonge Street from Elmhurst to Churchill Avenue 

For a full list of Marathon-related road closures and re-opening times, visit the Toronto Marathon’s website

A map of the marathon is also available on the city’s website.

Khalsa Day Parade

Numerous road closures will be in effect in Etobicoke on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the parade, according to reports.

  • Morning Star Drive between Airport Road and Humberwood Boulevard.
  • Humberwood Boulevard from Morning Star Drive to Humberline Drive.
  •  Humberline Drive from Humberwood Boulevard to Finch Avenue West.
  •  Eastbound lanes on Finch Avenue West between Humberline Drive and Woodbine Downs Boulevard.
  • Northbound lanes on Woodbine Downs Boulevard between Finch Avenue and Carrier Drive.
  • Eastbound lanes on Carrier Drive between Woodbine Downs Boulevard and the Sikh Spiritual Centre at 9 Carrier Drive.

TTC disruptions

On Saturday and Sunday, service on Line 1 between Lawrence West and Wilson Stations will operate on a single-track due to planned maintenance.

Travellers will have to transfer to trains at Lawrence West and Wilson Stations to continue their journeys.

There will also be multiple route closures due to the marathon, learn about them here.

GO Trains

Starting late Friday night until Sunday, no trains will be running on the Lakeshore East Line.

GO buses will replace train service at Union Station Bus Terminal, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Durham College Oshawa GO stations.  

There will be no GO Train service at Rouge Hill, Guildwood, Eglinton, Scarborough and Danforth GO. Customers will need to use the TTC to complete their journeys.

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