ABOVE: What’s open (and closed) this Labour Day Monday?
TORONTO – Fan Expo, the Canadian National Exhibition, Open Streets TO, the annual Labour Day parade and several road closures will all affect transit and travel around Toronto this long weekend.
The comic book, gaming and sci-fi convention is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is expected to draw thousands to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over the weekend.
Open Streets Toronto
The Open Streets TO festival is shutting down Bloor Street from Spadina Avenue to Parliament Street and Yonge Street from Queen Street to Bloor Street for the second time this month. The street festival lets cyclists and pedestrians roam the empty streets otherwise filled with cars.
Labour Day Parade
The annual parade is expected to draw thousands of spectators Monday. The route begins on Queen Street West at University Avenue and goes west to Dufferin Street before turning south to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).
This is the last weekend for the CNE and the TTC will be running increased service to and from the CNE.
Road closures and TTC work
No weekend in Toronto is complete without road closures somewhere – and this weekend is no exception.
Pottery Road will be closed between Bayview Avenue and Broadview Avenue from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday for critical GO Transit rail work, according to a press release from the city.
The TTC’s 510 Spadina streetcar route will be serviced by shuttle buses until Sunday when new streetcars are expected to be rolled out.
The 504 King and 505 Dundas routes will all be serviced by shuttle buses until Sunday due to ongoing streetcar track repair work along Broadview Avenue.