ActiveTO expands to Yonge Road as program wraps up for the season

A busy stretch of Yonge Road shall be shut down on the final two Sundays of this month to make approach for pedestrians and cyclists as the town wraps up its ActiveTO program.

Every weekend this summer time, the town has closed a portion of each eastbound and westbound Lake Shore Boulevard to present residents enough area to bodily distance and get outside in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Within the last two weekends of ActiveTO, this system shall be expanded to incorporate Yonge Road.

The town mentioned Yonge Road shall be closed between Davenport Street and Queen’s Quay on each Sept. 20 and Sept. 28 from eight a.m. to three p.m.

“For the reason that spring, ActiveTO has efficiently delivered a set of initiatives that present area for residents to soundly bodily distance whereas getting a lot wanted train outside, serving to residents stay wholesome and contributing to constructive general sense of wellbeing,” the town mentioned in a information launch issued Tuesday.

“As households alter to, amongst different issues, the back-to-school routine, increasing alternatives beneath the ActiveTO umbrella supplies extra protected options across the metropolis to get outdoors and expertise Toronto in numerous methods.”

Metropolis officers added that car entry on adjoining routes shall be managed by sign timing changes and indicators shall be as much as notify drivers of the closures.

Drivers are urged to plan forward to seek out alternate routes.