If G20 preparations haven’t already caused enough headaches for motorists downtown, the flurry of non-summit activity happening around the city this weekend may prompt motorists to consider leaving the car in the driveway.
Security fences continue to go up in the zone surrounding the Metro Convention Centre on Front Street, causing delays. There are also seven major events happening around Toronto this week that will result in several road closures.
Here’s a look at what you can expect:
North by Northeast Music Festival
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street – Saturday, June 19 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade
Old Kingston Road from Kingston Road to Watson Road and Morrish Road from Kingston Road to Bush Gate will be closed on Saturday, June 19 from 8am to 6:30pm
Centennial Road will be closed from Conference Boulevard/Clemes Drive to Lawson Road from 8am to 12:30pm
Taste of Little Italy
College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 18 at 6pm to Monday, June 21 at 3am.
St. Clair Feet on the Street
St. Clair Avenue from Vaughan Road to Winona Avenue will be closed on Saturday, June 19 from 4pm to 11:59pm and on Sunday, June 20 from 8 am to 9pm.
The Ontario Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada
University Avenue, from Queen Street to College Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 20 from 9am to noon.
The Father’s Day 5K Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer
This event starts in the Distillery District then moves south on Cherry Street and east on Commissioners. It then turns back on Carlaw Avenue uses the same streets to finish back in the Distillery District.
Roads in the area will be closed between 9:30am and noon Sunday.
MuchMusic Video Awards
The area bounded by Richmond and Queen Streets and Simcoe and Peter Streets will be closed between 4pm Sunday and 3am Monday.