Toronto walkers, joggers, and cyclists can rejoice as a result of ActiveTO weekend highway closures are making their grand return this weekend.
Mayor John Tory introduced the primary closures of the yr on Monday, saying that from Might 1 at 6 am till Might 2 at 9 pm, Bayview Avenue, River Road, and Lake Shore Boulevard East would all have ActiveTO closures.
“We’re dedicated to giving folks extra locations to get outdoors safely to get recent air and train, and ActiveTO has confirmed a profitable manner to do this,” Tory stated. “I encourage everybody to get outdoors with members of their very own family, and to maintain their distance from others whereas doing so.”
Bayview will shut between Entrance Road East and Rosedale Valley Highway. River Road could have closures between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Road. And Lake Shore’s eastbound lanes will shut between Leslie Road and Woodbine Avenue.
These stretches of highway will probably be closed to autos, permitting Torontonians to stroll, run, or bike alongside the streets.
The ActiveTO highway closures program launched simply earlier than the Might lengthy weekend final yr in response to the pandemic. It was carried out as a way to provide Toronto residents more room to get outdoors whereas sustaining bodily distancing.
Lake Shore Boulevard West was one of many extra well-liked ActiveTO routes in 2020, but it surely’s not capable of shut each weekend this yr on account of intensive development that’s taking place close by. Metropolis workers, nevertheless, are engaged on plans to shut it on an upcoming weekend.
The Metropolis can also be planning to broaden the closures to Allen Highway beginning June 6, however no particulars have but been launched. Different areas for potential ActiveTO routes are nonetheless being thought-about together with Black Creek Drive and roads inside Exhibition Place.
However till these come to fruition, you’ll nonetheless be capable to spend your weekend strolling, jogging, and biking to your coronary heart’s content material alongside Bayview, River, and Lake Shore East.