Friday, May 06, 2016

Global Marijuana March, Saturday, May 7, 2016, Queens Park, Road closures

Global Marijuana March, Saturday, May 7, 2016, Queens Park, Road closures

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:59 AM
Public Safety - Special Events:  416-808-5053

The Global Marijuana March will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Approximately 20,000 participants will assemble in Queen's Park North, at 12 p.m. and' at 1:30 p.m., the participants will form up on Queen's Park Crescent (just south of Bloor Street West). At 2 p.m., the march will proceed along the following route:

Northbound: Queen's Park Crescent, (northbound lanes)
Eastbound: Bloor Street West (full roadway)
Southbound: Yonge Street, (full roadway)
Westbound: Wellesley Street West, (full roadway)
Northbound: Queen's Park Crescent East (full roadway) 
Dispersal between St. Joseph Street and Charles Street 

Motorists can expect delays in the area and should consider alternate methods of transportation. 

Road closures (approximate times): 
Northbound Queen's Park Crescent:
from College Street to Bloor Street West, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Southbound Queen's Park Crescent: 
from Bloor Street to Hoskin Avenue, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Eastbound Bloor Street West: 
from Queen's Park Crescent to Yonge Street, 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Westbound Bloor Street West:
from Yonge Street until rear escort is southbound on Yonge Street, 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

North and southbound Yonge Street: 
from Wellesley Street to Bloor Street West, and from Bloor Street West to Wellesley Street, 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

East and westbound Wellesley Street West:
from Yonge Street to Queen's Park Crescent East, and from Queens Park Crescent East to Yonge Street, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Northbound Queen's Park Crescent East: from College Street to Charles Street, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TTC service adjustments:

  • 94 Wellesley (to divert as the parade travels west on Wellesley Street West, then north on Queen’s Park) 
  • Eastbound/westbound: 
  • To divert in both directions utilizing the following streets; 
  • Wellesley Street, Yonge Street, College Street, St. George Street, Harbord Street to route. May be required to utilize Church Street in the event turn movements are restricted at Yonge Street
  • 5 Avenue Road (Queen's Park Crescent East closure; only if required during activities at Queen’s Park) 
  • From Davenport Rd: south on Avenue Road, south on Queens Park, west on Hoskin Avenue, north on St. George Street, east on Bloor Street, north on Avenue Road to route. 
  • 5 Avenue Road (Queen’s Park south of Bloor Street West closure for the parade) 
  • From Davenport Road: south on Avenue Road, west on Lowther Avenue, south on Bedford Road, west on Prince Arthur Avenue to enter St. George station. 
  • From St. George Station: north on Bedford Road, east on Prince Arthur Avenue, north on Avenue Road to route. 
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Tee Chase, Public Safety - Special Events

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