Road closures in effect for Grey Cup festival
Chris Fox, cp24.com
Published Thursday, November 22, 2012 5:28PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, November 22, 2012 5:36PM EST
A number of road closures are planned for the downtown core over the coming days as Grey Cup fever officially takes over the city.
Though the big game itself doesn’t kickoff until 6 p.m. Sunday, closures for events associated with the 100th Grey Cup Festival have already begun.
Due to the closures police are urging residents to use public transit when possible and avoid driving downtown.
Here is a list of planned closures:
- Front Street is currently closed between University Avenue and John Street and won’t reopen until Monday at 5 a.m.
- John Street is currently closed between Wellington Street and Front Street and won’t reopen until Monday at 5 a.m.
- Simcoe Street will be closed between Wellington Street and Station Street from Friday at 7 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.
- Front Street will be restricted to local traffic only between John Street and Blue Jays Way until Monday at 5 a.m.
In addition to the planned closures, a number of rolling road closures are also expected to be in place during the CFL Fan March Sunday afternoon.
The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Toronto Varsity Stadium near Bloor Street West and Devonshire Place and see a number of participants march the Grey Cup all the way to the Rogers Centre.
The parade is expected to travel eastbound on Bloor Street before turning southbound on Yonge Street, westbound on Queen Street, southbound on York Street, westbound on King Street, southbound on University Avenue and westbound on Front Street.
Due to the influx of people travelling throughout the city for the Grey Cup, Police also say RIDE programs will be held throughout the weekend.
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