The long weekend is here!

There are plenty of fun things to do around the city over the Labour Day weekend but there are also a number of road closures to watch out for.

The city says that four events happening around Toronto will result in road closures this weekend and a “significant amount of road work” will further complicate getting around the city.

As a result, residents are being urged to utilize public transit where possible.

As well, here is a list of what’s open and closed on the holiday Monday:


  • Most tourist attractions including the Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, The Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Most malls including Toronto Eaton Centre, Square One, Vaughan Mills, Promenade, and Hillcrest
  • The TTC will be running on a holiday schedule and GO Transit will be running on a Sunday schedule


  • All government officers
  • Banks
  • Post offices
  • All LCBO and Beer Store locations

Outdoor swimming pools open from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday:

  • Alex Duff Memorial Pool, 779 Crawford St.
  • Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
  • Grandravine Outdoor Pool, 23 Grandravine Dr.
  • Heron Park Outdoor Pool, 292 Manse Rd.
  • McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • Oriole Community Centre Outdoor Pool, 2975 Don Mills Rd.
  • Pine Point Outdoor Pool, 15 Grierson Rd.
  • Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool, 550 Broadview Ave.
  • Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
  • Wedgewood Park Outdoor Pool, 15 Swan Ave.

What’s going on in the city and what road closures are in place?


  • The northbound curb lane on Coxwell Avenue will be closed from Eastern Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard between 12:01 a.m. in Friday and 11:59 p.m. on Monday.

Labour Day Parade

  • University Avenue will be closed between Dundas Street West and Richmond Street
  • Queen Street West will be closed from west of Bay Street to east of University Avenue
  • Armoury Street will be closed between Chestnut Street and University Avenue
  • Centre Street will be closed between Dundas Street West and Armoury Street

(All of the closures are in effect from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday)

Toronto Fashion Week

  • Hazelton Avenue will be closed from Yorkville Avenue to Scollard Street from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 8
  • Yorkville Avenue will be closed from Hazelton Avenue to Bellair Street from 12:01 a.m. Monday to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 8.

Lake Shore Boulevard closure

  • The eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed between Simcoe and Bay streets from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.