April 16, 2014 5:26 am

Road closures for Jim Flaherty state funeral

Watch funeral proceedings live on Globalnews.ca beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.

TORONTO – There will be a number of road closures connected with the state funeral for Jim Flaherty Wednesday afternoon in Toronto.

Beginning at 9 a.m., King Street East will be closed to traffic between Jarvis Street and Church Street. Streetcars will continue to run until 10 a.m., after which they will be diverted.

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At 10 a.m., the following full road closures will be implemented:

- Adelaide Street East, between Church Street and Jarvis Street
– Church Street, between King Street East and Adelaide Street East
– Jarvis Street, southbound, between Adelaide Street East and King Street East

The state funeral is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. inside St. James’ Cathedral.

Police are advising motorists to expect traffic delays and congestion within the surrounding community, and recommends the TTC as an alternative.

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