Construction, a street festival, and a charitable bike ride are bringing a slew of road closures to Toronto this weekend.

Some major highways and downtown streets will be inaccessible between Friday, June 9 and Sunday, June 11, likely making Toronto's already bad traffic congestion even worse.

It's a good weekend to leave your car at home, but, with several route changes and subway closures impacting TTC service, it's probably best to just walk.

Here are the upcoming Toronto road closures to avoid:

Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer

More than 4,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the annual event, which will start at Exhibition Place at 8:30 am. On Saturday, June 10, the following roads will be closed at 8 am and are expected to begin reopening at 11 am:

  • Westbound Lakeshore Boulevard West from Strachan Avenue to Windermere Avenue
  • Northbound Windermere Avenue from Lakeshore Boulevard West to The Queensway
  • Westbound The Queensway from Windermere Avenue to The West Mall 
  • Northbound The West Mall from The Queensway to Burnhamthorpe Avenue 
  • Westbound Burnhamthorpe Avenue from The West Mall to Mill Road

Do West Fest

The street festival is taking over a stretch of Dundas Street West all weekend. From 1 pm on Friday, June 9 until 12 am on Monday, June 12, Dundas Street West will be closed from Lansdowne Avenue to Shaw Street.

North and southbound traffic will be allowed to cross Dundas at Lansdowne Avenue, Brock Avenue, Dufferin Street, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, and Shaw Street.

Southbound Don Valley Parkway ramp at Wynford Drive

The ramp will be closed for pole replacement work on Saturday, June 10.

Don Valley Parkway South From Millwood Bridge To Beechwood Drive

The southbound shoulder will be closed on Saturday, June 10.

Lake Shore Boulevard East From Richardson Street To Lower Sherbourne Street

The eastbound curb lane will close for road and sidewalk repairs from Friday, June 9 until Wednesday, June 14.

Lake Shore Boulevard EastAt Cherry Street

One lane in each direction will be closed until Saturday, June 10 to accommodate work on the median.

Lake Shore Boulevard East From Cherry Street to Parliament Street

The westbound lanes will be closed until Friday, June 16 for permanent restoration work.

Lake Shore Boulevard West At Lower Simcoe Street

One lane in each direction is closed until Saturday, June 10 for concrete chipping.