It may be November, but Toronto is in store for a few warm, sunny days this weekend, meaning plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the city before it becomes a cold, slushy snowscape.
There's a whole slew of events happening in Toronto this weekend, from the Royal Winter Fair to an art market under the Bentway. But it's not finding events that's difficult -- it's getting to them. With a number of closures planned for the TTC, GO trains, and Toronto roads, you'll want to plan ahead before hopping in your car (or the subway or GO train) this weekend.
Since this is Toronto, there are quite literally hundreds of ongoing road closures and disruptions, so below are a few of the major ones you'll want to be aware of this weekend. A full list of road closures can be found here.
- Gardiner Expressway westbound lanes blocked from South Kingsway nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Wednesday, December 7.
- Yonge Street from Front Street East to Lake Shore Boulevard E closed in both directions until Saturday, November 5 at 11 p.m.
- The intersection of King Street West and Shaw Street is fully closed until mid-November for TTC track replacement.
- College Street, between Borden Street and Spadina Avenue, is reduced to one eastbound lane
- College Street from St. George Street to University Avenue is reduced to one westbound lane
- Southbound University Avenue at College Street is reduced to one lane
- No subway service on Line 1 between Sheppard-Yonge and St Clair stations on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 to accommodate Eglinton LRT work. Shuttle busses will operate.
- The 102D bus will not make stops on Main Street North between Highway 7 and Parkway Avenue in either direction, and will instead be diverted via Highway 7, Wootten Way North, and Parkway Avenue.
- Lakeshore East trains departing Oshawa GO at 7:09 am and departing Union at 12:05 am on Sunday, November 6 will be cancelled due to construction of the Hurontario LRT.
- Lakeshore West train service will be limited on Sunday, November 6 due to maintenance projects and construction of the Hurontario LRT.
- The 12:15 a.m. train to Aldershot GO is cancelled. The 12:45 a.m. trip to West Harbour will be adjusted to depart from Oakville GO at 1:26 a.m.
- There will be very limited train service between Union Station and Oakville GO, with trains running between Union Station and Exhibition GO at every hour.
- Buses will run between Union Station Bus Terminal, Clarkson GO, Port Credit GO, and Oakville GO. Bus departure times will be different from the usual train departure times.
- Trains will run hourly between Oakville GO and West Harbour GO.
- Niagara Falls train service will continue to run but on an adjusted schedule. Trains will not stop at St. Catharines GO, Port Credit GO, Exhibition GO, and Union Station.