Several special events in Toronto on the Canada Day holiday (Wednesday, July 1) will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. 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/ and more information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.
Canada Day celebration at Queen’s Park
Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Circle from College Street to Bloor Street will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Canada Day celebration at Mel Lastman Square The southbound lanes of Yonge Street between North York Boulevard and Park Home Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 from noon to 11 p.m. The full closure of Yonge Street in that block will be in effect on July 1 from 7 to 11 p.m.
East York’s Canada Day
The following road closures for East York’s Canada Day celebrations will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 1.
● Cosburn Avenue from Cedarvale Avenue to Oak Park Road ● Virginia Avenue from Cedarvale Avenue to Cosburn Avenue ● Gledhill Avenue from Holborne Avenue to Cosburn Avenue
Canada Day parade in Scarborough
● Brimley Road will be closed from Progress Avenue to Ellesmere Road from 1:30 to 6 p.m. and from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue from 4 to
7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 for the area’s Canada Day parade.
● Ellesmere Road will be closed from Midland Avenue to McCowan Road from 4 to 5 p.m.