NEWS

Extensive road closures expected for Sunday run

05/11/2012 04:01 EDT | Updated 07/11/2012 05:12 EDT

A number of roads in downtown Toronto, including a long stretch of Yonge Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic this Sunday as thousands of runners participate in the Sporting Life 10 kilometre run.

The run begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Yonge Street and Roselawn Avenue.

Yonge Street will be closed between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. between Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton Avenue where up to 25,000 runners are expected to gather ahead of the race.

The following closures will occur for the duration of the race between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.:

- Yonge Street between Eglinton Avenue and Richmond Street.

- Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street.

- Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street.

- Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street.

- Bathurst Street from Front Street to Fort York Boulevard.

- Fort York Boulevard from Bathurst Street to Fleet Street.

There will also be more minor closures between 5 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.:

- Fort York Boulevard between Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard (north and eastbound curb lanes will remain open for condominium access).

- Bathurst Street from Fort York Boulevard to Fleet Street.

- The eastbound lanes of Fleet Street from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard.

And the area where the run is set to wrap up, on Fort York Boulevard from the west side of Bathurst Street to Fleet Street, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The closures come one week after another run, the Toronto Goodlife Marathon, prompted a number of road closures, including a lengthy stretch of Yonge Street.

MORE:cbcNews