03/31/2016 08:28 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Cyclist critical after collision with van on College near Bathurst

A cyclist was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision involving a minivan near College Street east of Bathurst Street this morning. 

The injured cyclist is a woman believed to be in her 60s. 

Police say the cyclist and van were both travelling westbound on College Street at about 6:45 a.m. when the bike was struck near Lippincott Street. 

The westbound lanes of College Street between Borden and Bathurst streets are closed while police investigate.

Police expect the closure to last until at least until noon on Thursday. 

TTC streetcars in the area are also diverting. Shuttle buses are running instead.