Weekend events and road closures

The city says five special events will close some major roads in the city this weekend.

If you're driving, they're encouraging you to give yourself some extra time or perhaps skip the car altogether and take transit.

The events and road closures include:

Chinatown Festival
Spadina Avenue's southbound lanes will be closed from St. Andrew Street to Sullivan Street from midnight on Saturday, August 19 to midnight on Sunday, August 20 to accommodate the Chinatown Festival. Dundas Street will remain open.

Taste of Manila
Bathurst Street between Wilson and Laurelcrest Avenues will be closed in both directions from Saturday, August 19 at midnight to Sunday, August 20 at midnight for the Taste of Manila. TTC service will be increased to service the event, with buses on the 7/307 Bathurst and 160 Bathurst North routes diverting via Wilson Avenue, Faywood Boulevard and Laurelcrest Avenue.

Open Streets TO
Bloor Street West between Montrose Avenue and Yonge Street, and Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Queen Street, will be closed on Sunday, August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Open Streets TO event. 

During this event, vehicles will be able to cross Bloor Street at Grace Street/Christie Street, Bathurst Street, Spadina Avenue, Avenue Road, Bay Street, Church Street, Ted Rogers Way and Sherbourne Street. Vehicles will be able to cross Yonge Street at Wellesley, College, Gerrard, Dundas, Shuter and Queen Streets.

The TTC's 161 Rogers Road bus will divert to and from Ossington Station via Ossington Avenue and Dupont Street.

Wheels on the Danforth
Sections of Danforth Avenue and Danforth Road will be closed in both directions on Saturday, August 19 from 7 a.m. to midnight. Specifically, Danforth Avenue between Byng Avenue and Leyton Avenue and also between Leyton Avenue and Warden Avenue, and Danforth Road between Landry Avenue and Danforth Avenue will be closed during that period.

The TTC's 113 Danforth and 20 Cliffside bus services will divert in both directions via Warden Avenue, Clonmore Drive, Gerrard Street East and Victoria Park Avenue during Wheels on Danforth.

Panorama India Day Festival and Grand Parade
Two northbound lanes on University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street, and Armoury Street between University Avenue and Chestnut Street, will be closed on Sunday, August 20 from 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m. for this festival and parade.