Coronavirus: Toronto to once again implement weekend road closures to encourage physical remoteness – Toronto


The city of Toronto will be closing certain streets again this weekend to help pedestrians distance themselves in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The closures are part of the ActiveTO program, which aims to allow people who walk, run and cycle around the city while having enough space between them.

Toronto will close certain streets to car traffic for pedestrians and cyclists

Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, parts of Lake Shore Boulevard East, Lake Shore Boulevard West and Bayview Avenue will be closed to traffic.

The closures will remain in place until 11 p.m. Sunday.

This is the second weekend in a row that the City has implemented major road closures as part of the ActiveTO program.

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“We are extending major #ActiveTO road closures this weekend to provide residents with more space to physically travel remotely, while helping to stop the spread of # COVID19,” said the mayor of Toronto. John Tory on Twitter.

“Please be aware of these road closures to allow space for walking, running and cycling this weekend. “

The ActiveTO program includes an aspect of “quiet streets”, where local roads have been closed to vehicle traffic except local traffic.

The closings have been in place since May 11 and will be in effect until further notice, officials said.

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