July 10, 2019 6:47 am
Updated: July 10, 2019 6:42 pm

Honda Indy road closures start Wednesday in Toronto

WATCH ABOVE: Road closures and more construction expected in the days ahead, causing even more traffic headaches for Toronto commuters. Kamil Karamali reports.

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The city is preparing for its 33rd annual Honda Indy Toronto and road closures for the motorsport festival this weekend begins on Wednesday.

The 11-turn temporary circuit runs about 2.89 kilometres using streets surrounding Exhibition Place with the following road closures in place:

Starting at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, southbound Strachan Avenue from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard West will be closed.

Starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Lake Shore Boulevard West will be closed from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Road.

These roads will remain closed all weekend.

They are scheduled to re-open on Sunday at 11 p.m.

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Toronto police are advising motorists to expect significant delays in the area and are strongly encouraged to plan alternate routes.

For those attending the Honda Indy, they suggest taking the TTC or GO Transit as there will be increased service to Exhibition Place.

The Honda Indy Toronto will feature Honda Fan Friday and the NTT IndyCar Series headlining on Sunday,

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