As residents gear up for a beautiful weekend in Toronto, there are a number of road closures that they need to prepare for.

Not only is the City closing a number of major streets as part of ActiveTO, but the Gardiner Expressway will also be partially closed for construction.

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According to the City of Toronto, the following major roads will be closed this weekend, from Saturday, July 25 at 6 am to Sunday, July 26 at 11 pm, including:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will also be closed
  • Parking lots at Sunnyside Park, Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, and Budapest Park will be closed all weekend during ActiveTO closures. Overnight parking is not permitted in these lots and any vehicles should be moved before midnight on Friday night.

    Additionally, the Gardiner Expressway from the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) to Jarvis Street will also be closed from Saturday, July 25 at 12:01 am to 5 am on Monday, July 27.

    The City says during this closure, there will be traffic restrictions on the Gardiner Expressway from the DVP to Jarvis Street to safely transition the work zone from the north half of the expressway to the south half. These restrictions include:

    • From 12:01 am to 11:59 pm on Saturday, July 25 there will be no westbound travel on the Gardiner Expressway from the DVP to Jarvis Street. Drivers travelling southbound on the DVP should exit at Richmond Street or Lake Shore Boulevard East to continue travelling westbound.
    • From 12:01 am on Sunday, July 26 until 5 am on Monday, July 27 there will be no eastbound travel on the Gardiner Expressway from Jarvis Street to the DVP and the eastbound on-ramps at Bay Street and Rees Street will also be closed. Drivers travelling eastbound should consider Lake Shore Boulevard East. If drivers are travelling to the DVP, they must access the DVP by the Don Roadway through Cherry Street and Villiers Street or Commissioners Street as vehicles will not be able to turn left onto the Don Roadway from Lake Shore Boulevard East.
    • Whatever you get up to this weekend, stay safe (and cool) and don't forget to wear your mask.