ActiveTO will close eastbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard East on May 22 and 23 – Beach Metro Community News


Cyclists ride along Lake Shore Boulevard East during ActiveTO earlier this year. Photo by Alan Shackleton.

The City of Toronto’s ActiveTO road closures will be a little different for this Victoria Day weekend.

While most long weekends in 2020 have seen road closures from Saturday morning to Monday evening, that won’t be the case for this weekend.

Local closures to vehicular traffic for ActiveTO will only take place this Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. These roads will open to motor traffic on Victoria Day, Monday, May 24.

The eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard East between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue will be closed to vehicles — but open and available for pedestrians and cyclists — from 6 a.m. May 22 to 9 p.m. May 23.

Also, residents of east Toronto should be aware that Bayview Avenue and River Street will be open to vehicular traffic this long weekend, but a multi-use path next to Bayview is now open, the city said in a statement. release earlier this week.

“The temporary ActiveTO Bayview Multi-Use Pathway planned along Bayview Avenue between Mill Street and Rosedale Valley Road is now available for people walking and cycling and will remain in place daily until April 2022, including weekends,” the city statement said. . “The Bayview Avenue Multi-Use Pathway provides an important temporary full-time protected space for residents to exercise, connects and further expands Toronto’s cycling network, and provides a detour for the planned closure of the pathway’s construction. Lower Don this summer. The corridor will also be able to safely accommodate vehicles. During the life of the project, Bayview Avenue, between River Street and Lawren Harris Square, and between Front Street East and Mill Street, was converted to a one-way southbound only for vehicles.

The eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard West between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road will also be closed to vehicles for this Saturday and Sunday.

ActiveTO closes particular roads during spring and summer weekends to allow residents to get outside and exercise, while being able to maintain physical distancing as warranted by public health restrictions due of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents who plan to participate in ActiveTO are only allowed to do so with members of their household under the province’s current stay-at-home rules. Those wishing to participate in ActiveTO are encouraged to access the routes on foot or by bike.

The city has also implemented new signal timing measures on Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East to reduce traffic congestion in the area. Given the long weekend and expected warm weather, it’s safe to predict that the Woodbine Beach Park area will be a popular destination for many over the next few days.

Given the potential for large crowds, everyone is reminded to observe COVID-19 safety protocols to protect themselves and others from the virus.

For more information on ActiveTO, please see activeto /

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