The weekend is finally almost here, and while for many that means more time to spend out enjoying Toronto, it also means having to deal with a variety of scheduled road closures and changing public transit schedules.

From ongoing construction to outdoor events, several Toronto roadways will experience closures this weekend, including major throughways like King Street West, College Street, and Lake Shore Boulevard. And for those hoping to hop on a GO Train to get out of the city, they'll want to be aware of the rather extensive disruptions that will be hitting the Lake Shore West line this weekend.

The City of Toronto is asking anyone who has to drive in the vicinity of the closures to consider alternate routes and allow extra time for getting to and from their destinations.

Road Closures:

  • Ashdale Avenue, between Gerrard Street East and the first laneway north of Gerrard Street East, will be closed to vehicular traffic October 22 from 12 p.m. to midnight on for Diwali Mela Celebration
  • Rees Street from Bremner Boulevard to Lake Shore Boulevard West is closed to vehicular traffic
  • Access to Lake Shore Boulevard West via northbound Bay Street closed until 11:59 p.m. on October 23. Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West traffic will be reduced to a single lane at the intersection. Northbound and southbound traffic will be redirected at Harbour Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West, respectively. Access to the eastbound Gardiner Expressway on-ramp from northbound Bay Street will be maintained
  • Westbound lanes on Sheppard Avenue East between Herons Hill Way and Parkway Forest Drive will be closed from 10 p.m. on October 21 to 10 a.m. on October 22, and from 10 p.m on October 22 to 10 a.m. on October 23
  • College Street, from St. George Street to Spadina Avenue, is fully closed to vehicular traffic
  • Sewells Road between Steeles Avenue East and Old Finch Avenue closed
  • College Street, between Borden Street and Spadina Avenue, is reduced to one eastbound lane
  • College Street from St. George Street to Kings College Road is reduced to one westbound lane
  • Intersection of King Street West and Shaw Street is fully closed
  • Traffic lanes on Queens Park, between Bloor Street West and Queen’s Park Crescent, reduced
  • The Queensway has a reduced number of lanes in both directions, between Parkside Drive and the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection
  • Roncesvalles Avenue is closed from Queen Street West to Harvard Avenue
  • Wellington Street, from Church Street to Yonge Street, reduced to one westbound lane
  • Scott Street, north of Wellington Street, closed to all vehicular traffic

GO Transit Disruptions:

  • Lakeshore West GO Train service will not run between Union Station and Oakville GO stations beginning Sunday, October 23. Replacement buses will run between Union Station Bus Terminal, Clarkson GO, Port Credit GO, and Oakville GO.
  • Lakeshore West GO Trains will run hourly between Oakville GO and West Harbour GO stations.
  • GO Train service to Niagara Falls will run on an adjusted schedule and not stop at Port Credit GO, Exhibition GO or Union Station.
  • Regular service will resume Monday morning.