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Canada Day in Toronto: Road closures for events

Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 5:14 am EST

File photo of a construction sign on Yonge Street. CITYNEWS

Celebrating our nation’s most patriotic holiday comes at a price — road closures.

From parades to lavish fireworks displays, several special events are happening across Toronto on July 1. And, below is a list of events and the road closures that go with them:

Canada Day celebration at Queen’s Park
Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Circle from College Street to Bloor Street will be closed on Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Canada Day celebration at Mel Lastman Square
The southbound lanes of Yonge Street between North York Boulevard and Park Home Avenue will be closed on Wednesday from noon to 11 p.m. The full closure of Yonge Street in that block will be in effect from 7 to 11 p.m.

East York’s Canada Day

The following road closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Cosburn Avenue from Cedarvale Avenue to Oak Park Road
  • Virginia Avenue from Cedarvale Avenue to Cosburn Avenue
  • Gledhill Avenue from Holborne Avenue to Cosburn Avenue


Canada Day parade in Scarborough

Brimley Road will be closed from Progress Avenue to Ellesmere Road from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Ellesmere Road will be closed from Midland Avenue to McCowan Road from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. Officials are encouraging people to take public transit if they’re heading out on Canada Day.

A more complete list of events and road work is available at toronto.ca/torontostreets and more information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at toronto.ca/inview.