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Downtown subway stations closed during Raptors parade due to overcrowding

Last Updated Jun 17, 2019 at 6:56 pm EDT

The TTC closes Dundas subway station due to overcrowding at street level caused by the Raptors parade, June17, 2019. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera
Summary

The 501 Queen Streetcar and the 504 King streetcar will not be running from the Spadina area to Parliament Street


Yonge-Dundas Square will be opened as a secondary viewing location


Queen, Osgoode and Dundas subway stations are closed due to overcrowding at street level


The turnout for the Raptors championship parade was so strong that three downtown subway stations had been closed.

Around 12:30 p.m. the TTC announced that Queen, Osgoode and Dundas subway stations were closed due to overcrowding at street level. They have all since reopened.

The 501 Queen Streetcar is also not running from the Spadina area to Parliament Street. The TTC said they have cut power to the overhead streetcar lines due to “unsafe behaviour and people climbing TTC infrastructure.”

Service was also disrupted on the 504 King streetcar, but it has since resumed.

Thousands of people have packed Nathan Phillips Square since sunrise in anticipation of the parade.

The City of Toronto has also announced that Yonge-Dundas Square will be opened as a secondary viewing location because Nathan Phillips Square was at capacity.