Road closures in effect for 109th Santa Claus Parade
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:20AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:24AM EST
Downtown streets will be busy Sunday as the 109th Santa Claus Parade gets underway. The Argos will also be taking on the Ticats for the CFL’s East Division Championship. Those getting around the city should be aware of a number of rolling road closures that will be in effect.
- Bloor Street West will be closed from Ossington Avenue to Christie Street from 8 a.m.
- Bloor Street West will be closed from Christie Street to Bathurst Street from 10 a.m.
- Bloor Street West will be closed from Bathurst Street to Bay Street from 10:45 a.m.
- Avenue Road/Queen’s Park will be closed between Davenport Road and College Street from 10:45 a.m.
- University Avenue will be shut down between College and Dundas streets from 11 a.m.
- University Avenue will be closed from Dundas Street to Front Street from 11:15 a.m.
- Wellington Street will be closed between University Avenue and Jarvis Street from 11:30 p.m.
- Front Street will be closed between Bay and Jarvis streets from 11:45 a.m.
Police will begin towing vehicles parked along the parade route at 6 a.m.
The first ever Holly Jolly 5K Fun Run will take place along the parade route at noon.
The parade itself starts at 12:30 p.m. and is expected to last until 3 p.m.
The route begins at Bloor Street West and Christie Street and then goes east along Bloor. The parade will turn south at Queen’s Park Crescent East and continue along University Avenue. It will turn east on Wellington Street West and then wrap up at Jarvis Street and Front Street East.
Officials encouraging public transit
Police say motorists travelling in the area can expect significant delays. Police are encouraging spectators to take public transit.
- TTC service will be running on a regular Sunday schedule
- Go Transit will be running service on all Go Train lines Nov. 17 for the parade. Go Transit is also selling specially-priced day passes Sunday
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