With the Simcoe Day long weekend upon us, local residents are reminded that the eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard East will be closed to traffic from Aug. 1 to 3.
The closure is for the City of Toronto’s ActiveTO initiative that shuts down portions of a number of major streets to motorized vehicle traffic so residents can enjoy extra space for activities such as cycling, rollerblading and walking.
The closure of the eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard East will be between Leslie Street and Kew Beach Avenue (just south of Woodbine Avenue).
This long weekend’s closures will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.1 and will continue through until 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3.
Other major roads closed to traffic this long weekend will be Lake Shore Boulevard West (from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road), and Bayview Avenue from Front Street to Rosedale Valley Boulevard, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue.
The closures have made more than 10 kilometres of roadway normally given to cars available for other uses.
Part of ActiveTO is also the Quiet Streets program which limits a number of neighbourhood streets to local traffic only in order to provide more space for people to safely take part in outdoor activities.
In East Toronto, the following areas have been designated as Quiet Streets:
- Monarch Park Avenue (from Felstead to Sammon avenues)
• Fulton/Sammon avenues (from Broadview to Monarch Park avenues)
• Woodfield Road to Knox Avenue
• Lee Avenue (from Kingston Road to Alfresco Lawn)
• Secord/Eastdale/Lumsden avenues/Main Street/Hamstead/West Lake avenues (from Dawes Road to Oak Park Avenue)
• Kew Beach Avenue (from Waverly Road to Lake Shore Boulevard East)
- Westlake Avenue Avenue (from Hamstead Avenue to Cosburn Avenue)
- Cosburn Avenue (from Westlake to Oak Park avenues)
- Kippendavie Avenue (from Kew Beach Avenue to Queen Street East)
- Waverly Road (from Kew Beach Avenue to Queen Street East)
Those using the additional space made available are reminded to continue to observe safe distancing practices and other measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
For more information on the city’s ActiveTO program, visit https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-reduce-virus-spread/covid-19-activeto/