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Toronto road closures: Street festivals, marches could snarl traffic

06/05/2015 07:10 EDT | Updated 06/05/2016 05:59 EDT
It's summer in the city and that means street festivals, bike rides and marches will take over roads while drivers fume.

Several roads in Scarborough, East York and Toronto will be closed for most of this Saturday.

An all-ages triathlon in Scarborough will result in the closure of westbound lanes of Kingston Road from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And Brenyon Way, from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate the Malvern Bicycle Race.

Maya's March, which raises funds for research into Primary Cciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) at Sick Kids Hospital, will take place on Sunday and Conlins Road from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail will be closed on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pape Summerfest

In East York, Pape Avenue, between Floyd Avenue and Cosburn Avenue, will be shut in both directions on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Pape Village Summerfest.

Riverside's annual Eats & Beats Streetfest happens on Queen Street East, between the DVP and Empire Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. so avoid the area if you're driving.

And Dundas Street, all the way from Ossington Avenue over to Lansdowne, will be closed in both directions from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the annual Dundas West Fest.

In addition to road closures related to these events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. And subway riders take note: All trains on Line 1 will turn back southbound at Bloor-Yonge station and northbound at York Mills station.

You've been warned.

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