Aug 02, 2019
By Jane Brown
The 52nd annual Caribbean Carnival features the grand parade (as always!) which takes place Saturday from 8:30am to 9pm.
It begins at Exhibition Place and heads west on Lake Shore Boulevard West.
Toronto Police say there will be a number of road closures and restrictions in the Lake Shore area around the exhibition grounds, so it’s advised you take transit to take in the festivities, or to get around them.
Road Closures around the Exhibition Place Grounds and Lake Shore Boulevard West will take effect on Saturday August 3rd at 2 a.m. and will remain in effect until Sunday August 4th at approximately 6 a.m.
Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West will be closed to traffic from Bathurst Street to Colborne Lodge
Eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard West will be closed from Colborne Lodge to Bathurst Street
Dufferin Street south of Springhurst Avenue
Strachan Ave south of Liberty Street
Vehicle access west of Bathurst Street on Fleet Street may be closed determined by need
The following Gardiner Expressway ramps will be closed at 2 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 3:
Westbound Gardiner Expressway entry ramp at Jameson Avenue
Jameson Avenue and British Columbia entrance ramps to eastbound Gardiner Expressway
Westbound Gardiner Expressway to Dunn Avenue exit ramp
Police are warning that the Gardiner Expressway will be patrolled to ensure that vehicles are not parked near the parade route and that pedestrians do not enter the highway area.
“Drivers who choose to stop or drive in a manner that puts other road users at risk will be subject to strict enforcementm,” police said.
The following streets will have restricted access for vehicles:
Dufferin Street south of King Street West
Dowling Avenue south of King Street West
Stadium Road south of Lake Shore Boulevard west
Queens Quay West west of Bathurst Street
Springhurst Avenue west of Jameson Avenue
Springhurst Avenue east of Jameson Avenue
All streets from Roncesvalles Avenue to Strachan Avenue, south of King Street are local traffic only starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
Police say parking restrictions will also be strictly enforced on surrounding streets in the area bounded by King Street West., east of Colborne Lodge and west of Bathurst Street.