Runners set to invade Toronto Sunday

If regular traffic coupled with TIFF haven't caused enough gridlock in the city of Toronto this weekend, another event may. But for those involved, they may simply run around the added congestion.

The Canadian 5K Championship Run is scheduled to go Sunday morning and later, the B&O Yorkville 5K Charity Run will start. 

Toronto Police are advising drivers about road closures that will be in effect to accomodate the runs.

The starting line will be at Bay and Scollard Streets, then southbound to Bloor Street West involving all southbound lanes. 

The route then continues across Bloor, southbound on  Bay Street, from Bloor Street West over to Wellesley Street West.

The runners will also hit Queen's Park Circle, Avenue Road and Davenport before wrapping up on New Street. 

Here is the full list of road closures affected:

- Bay Street at Scollard Street to southbound Bay Street, from Scollard Street to Bloor Street West (half-road, all southbound lanes) 

- cross Bloor Street West, southbound Bay Street, from Bloor Street West to Wellesley Street West (all southbound lanes)

As runners approach Wellesley Street, taper from half-road to curb lane, southbound on Bay Street, from Wellesley Street West to Dundas Street West (curb lane only) 

- westbound Dundas Street West from Bay Street to University Avenue (curb lane only) 

- cross College Street, northbound on Queen's Park/Queen's Park Crescent East/Queen's Park, from College Street to Bloor Street West (curb lane only) 

- northbound on Avenue Road, from Bloor Street West to Davenport Road (curb lane only) 

- eastbound onto Davenport Road then southbound on Davenport Road from Avenue Road to Belmont Street (parking lane, bike lane and center lane) 

- exception: Davenport Road from Avenue Road to Belmont Street/New Street (passing lane will remain open to traffic) 

Finish line: Davenport Road, just south of New Street (half-road, all southbound lanes). 

Motorists can expect delays in the area and should consider alternate methods of transportation. The TTC will experience delays and be re-routed around the area. 

The race will take place regardless of weather conditions.