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Festivals, partial DVP closure and TTC closure on deck this weekend

TORONTO, Ont. – A heads up for drivers and transit riders this weekend, as a number of festivals and events will be affecting traffic.

A portion of the Don Valley Parkway will accompany a TTC closure, but there will be no shortage of things to do across the city.

The India Day festival and parade takes place downtown, where Premier Dalton McGuinty will kick things off at Yonge-Dundas square at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

The Concious Food Festival is also on at Fort York Saturday from 11am-8pm, as well as on Sunday between 11am-6pm.

For the first time ever, this year’s York-Eglinton International Street Festival has been extended to three days and includes a full road closure from Oakwood Avenue to Dufferin Street.

The Bloorcourt Festival will result in some closures along Bloor Street, and the Village Fair will close portions of Church Street.

The International Street Festival is also on along Eglinton Avenue.

The second “City Chase” event of the summer is also on Saturday, this time with a retro 1970’s twist. The event is in support of Right to Play and is an urban challenge where participants have to compete in physical or endurance tests all across the city.

Below is a list of all the closures:

DVP closure

  • Sunday: Closed in both directions from the Gardiner Expressway to Bayview/Bloor from 1 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
  • Closure is for the replacement of two TTC subway precast beams on Prince Edward Viaduct at lower deck.

TTC closure

  • Saturday-Sunday: No subway service from Eglinton to Bloor-Yonge stations on YUS line.
  • Closure is for construction of a new double cross-over section of subway track south of St. Clair station.
  • Bus service will operate between the two stations. Buses will stop on the street at Rosedale, Summerhill, St. Clair and Davisville stations, and will enter the station at Eglinton.
  • Regular subway service will resume on Monday at 6 a.m.

Other road closures

York-Eglinton International Street Festival

  • Eglinton Ave. West will be closed from Dufferin Street to Oakwood Avenue on Sunday, until 10:00 p.m.


Bloorcourt Village Street Festival

  • Bloor Street will be closed from Dovercourt Avenue to Shaw Street on Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Ossington Avenue will be open to traffic.

Church Street Village Fair

  • Church Street will be closed from Alexander Street to Gloucester Street on Sunday at 8 a.m. to Monday at 1 a.m., to accommodate this event.
  • Wellesley Street will be open to traffic.

Acura 10-Miler and 5K race

  • A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Eastern Avenue to the north, Parliament Street to the west, Commissioners Street to the south and Leslie Street to the east on Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click here for an updated list of events and road work.

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