What TTC routes are effected by the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon?

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Routes Affected:     5, 6, 22A, 64, 65, 72, 75, 83, 92, 94, 121, 300, 307, 320, 501, 504, 505, 506, 509, 510, 512, 514                                                                                                                                                


6 BAY DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: 11:00 am on Saturday October 20th for the balance of the service day, then again on Sunday October 21st until 8:00 pm (with the exception of the time frame below) 

NORTHBOUND: From Front Street; north Bay Street, east Adelaide Street, north Yonge Street, west Gerrard Street, north Bay street to route.  

SOUTHBOUND: From College Street; south Bay Street, east Gerrard Street, south Yonge Street, west Richmond Street, south on Bay Street to route.   

6 BAY DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: starting at 6:00 am on Sunday October 21st until approximately 4:00 pm  

TURNING BACK: via south on Bay Street, west Edward Street, north Elizabeth Street, east Elm Street, north Bay Street to route.

For the routes identified below, the diversionary routings are to be implemented at 7:00 am unless indicated otherwise.  For example, with Sunday service commencing at 8:00 am, the diversions are to commence, remaining in effect until approximately 2:30 pm or 3:00 pm. 


EASTBOUND:  From Coxwell Station – Regular routing.      

WESTBOUND: From Bingham Loop – South Bingham Avenue, west Kingston Road, west Queen Street, north Coxwell Avenue to route 

64 MAIN DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: Queen Street East looping; starting after 9:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm 

From Williamson Road: south Wineva Avenue crossing Queen Street, west Alfresco Lawn, north Lee Avenue, east Williamson Road to route.

 If unable to cross Queen Street East the buses are to turn back at Kingston Road via south Main Street, south Southwood Drive, west – north Kingston Road, Glen Stewart Crescent, east Kingston Road, north Main Street to route.  


72A/B Pape to BOTH turn back following

Queen Street East Looping: From south on Carlaw Avenue, west Dundas Street, south Logan Avenue, east Queen Street, north Carlaw Avenue to route.    

 83 JONES DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: Starting after 8:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm 

From Jones Avenue: east Queen Street, south Leslie Street, west Eastern Avenue, north Carlaw Avenue, east Queen Street East, north Jones Avenue to route.   

92 WOODBINE SOUTH DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: Starting after 8:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm 

From Woodbine Avenue: west Queen Street, north Rainsford Road, east Dixon Avenue, north Woodbine  Avenue to route.

5 AVENUE RD DIVERSIONARY ROUTING:  starting after 8:00 am to approximately 11:00 am 

SOUTHBOUND:From Avenue Road, west Davenport Road, west Dupont Street, south St George Street,   

east Prince Arthur Avenue to St. George Station. 

NORTHBOUND:From St. George Station, north Bedford Road, west Prince Arthur Avenue, north St George Street, east Dupont Street, east Davenport Road, north Avenue Road to route.  

65 PARLIAMENT DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: Esplanade looping; starting after 8:45 am until approximately 3:30 pm. 

From Parliament Street: west King Street, north Sherbourne Street, east Adelaide Street, north Parliament Street to route.      

75 SHERBOURNE DIVERSIONARY ROUTING:  Starting after 8:45 am until approximately 3:30 pm 

From south on Sherbourne Street, east Adelaide Street, south Princess Street, west King Street, north Sherbourne Street to route.   

94 WELLESLEY DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: Starting at 8:00am and ending at approximately 11am. 

Westbound: west Wellesley Street, north Bay Street, west Davenport Road, west Dupont Street, south Ossington Avenue to Ossington Station. 

Eastbound: north Ossington Avenue, east Dupont Street, east Davenport Road, south Bay Street, east Wellesley Avenue to route. 

121 FORT YORK-ESPLANADE DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: no service on The Esplanade or in The Distillery District until after 3:30 pm 

300 BLOOR – DANFORTH DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: starting at 8:15 am for the balance of vehicles on route  

Buses to divert in both directions utilizing the following streets: Bloor Street West, Bay Street, Davenport Road, Dupont Street, Ossington Avenue to route.  


320 YONGE DIVERSIONARY ROUTING starting after 4:00 am until the balance of vehicles on route   

From South on Yonge Street: east Adelaide Street, south Church Street, west King Street, north Yonge Street to route. 

501/301 QUEEN STREETCAR DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: starting at 5:30 am until 4:00 pm streetcars to operate split service, in additional the bus bridge will divert as well.  

EAST END STREETCARS: to operate between Neville Loop and the Church and Queen intersection via west Queen Street, south Church Street, west Richmond Street East, south Victoria Street, east Adelaide Street, north Church Street, east Queen Street East to route.  

WEST END STREETCARS: Routing #1 – to operate east The Queensway, east Queen Street, south Shaw Street, west King Street West, west The Queensway to Sunnyside Loop.  

Routing #2 – to operate east The Queensway, south/east King Street West, north Shaw Street, west Queen Street, west The Queensway to Sunnyside Loop.   


Queen Street West Closed from Simcoe Street to Yonge Street starting at 6:00 am – 4:00 pm 

WESTBOUND: From Jarvis Street, west Queen Street, north Church Street, West Dundas Street, south Spadina Avenue, west Queen Street, north Dufferin Street, east Peel Avenue, south Gladstone Avenue  

EASTBOUND: From Gladstone Avenue, east Queen Street, north Spadina Avenue, east Dundas Street West, south Jarvis Street. 

During the Bathurst Street Closure (8:00 am until 11:00 am)  

WESTBOUND: From Tecumseth Street, west Queen Street, north Dufferin Street, east Peel Avenue, south Gladstone Avenue  

EASTBOUND: From Gladstone Avenue, east Queen Street, south Niagara Street, east Richmond Street West, north Tecumseth Street 

504 KING DIVERSIONARY ROUTING To operate split service starting at 7:30 am until 4:00 pm 

EAST END STREETCARS: from westbound King Street, north Church Street, west Richmond Street, south Victoria Street, east Adelaide Street, south Church Street, east King Street to route.  

WEST END STREETCARS: when eastbound King Street from the Bathurst Street intersection, the streetcars will continue east King Street, north Spadina Avenue, east Adelaide Street, south Charlotte Street, west King Street to route. 

 From 7:30 am – 10:30 am when Bathurst Street is closed, King Streetcars on the West End will have to divert using the following routing: 

Routing #1 – south Roncesvalles Avenue, east King Street, north Shaw Street, west Queen Street, north Roncesvalles Avenue to route. 

Routing #2 – south Roncesvalles Avenue, east Queen Street, south Shaw Street, west King Street to route. 

514 CHERRY DIVERSIONARY ROUTING starting at 7:30 am until 3:30 pm 

STREETCARS not to operate on Cherry Street 

Eastbound: From Church Street, west Richmond Street East, south Victoria Street, east Adelaide Street, south Church Street, east King Street, east Queen Street to the Woodbine Loop 

Westbound: From the Woodbine Loop, west Queen Street, west King Street, north Church Street.

505 DUNDAS DIVERSIONARY ROUTING:  To operate split service starting at 7:30 am until 10:45 am 

EAST END STREETCARS: from westbound Dundas Street East, south Victoria Street, east Queen Street, north Church Street, east Dundas Street East to route.  

WEST END STREETCARS:  Operating between Dundas West Station and Lansdowne Loop. 

506 CARLTON DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: To operate split service starting at 7:30 am until 10:45 am  

EAST END STREETCARS: west Carlton Street, south Bay Street, west Dundas Street, north Spadina Avenue, east Carlton Street to route.  

WEST END STREETCARS: Operating between High Park Loop to Lansdowne Loop 

307 BATHURST BUSES starting at 8:15 am 

307 Bathurst Buses will turn back at Bathurst Station to go back northbound. 511 Bathurst Replacement buses commence service southbound from Bathurst Station following diversionary routing. 


Southbound: Buses will operate via the following routings; from Bathurst Station, north Bathurst Street, west Dupont Street, south Ossington Avenue, east Queen Street, south Shaw Street, east King Street, south Strachan Avenue, west into Exhibition Loop.  

Northbound: From Exhibition Loop north Strachan Avenue, west King Street, north Shaw Street, west Queen Street, north Ossington Avenue, east Dupont Street, south Bathurst Street to Bathurst Station.  


509 HARBOURFRONT DIVERSIONARY ROUTING: starting at 7:30 am until 1:00 pm 

When the runners are crossing both the Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard intersections, it will be necessary to turn streetcars back at Queens Quay Loop.   If necessary extend streetcars to Charlotte Loop. 


Will be able to maintain regular routing. 


Wheel Trans Vehicles will be available at 2 locations; Dufferin Loop and Church Street @ Queen Street.


Access to/exit from the Front Street terminal will be maintained at all times.       

I live in the Beach south of Queen zone, how can I use my car on race morning?

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Toronto Police – Parking Enforcement has agreed to provide a “parking consideration” for existing permit holders in the “south of Queen zone” on Woodbine Mews, Buller Ave, Kippendavie Ave, Kew Beach Ave, Kew Beach Crt, Kenilworth Ave and Waverley Rd.

Permit holders can park in legal spaces on the northside of Queen St East on October 20, 2018 from 8 am to 3 pm without being penalized.

Please note that parking will NOT be permitted on Woodbine Ave. Should these permit holders receive tickets while parking within this Consideration they should contact Parking Enforcement at 416-808-6606.

Road closures along Queen St East will be from Woodbine Ave to Beech Ave, starting at 8:00 a.m. and re-opening at 3:00 p.m. However, police WILL allow traffic to cross north-south until 10:00am, when the first runners arrive.

Rather than leave the neighbourhood, consider joining the celebration and cheering on our Beach champions and the rest of the world!

I need to get to a specific location that is effected by the road closures, can you help?

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Billy Bishop Airport

Spadina Ave is open ALL DAY and will be the
main access point for Billy Bishop Airport:
  • South on Spadina
  • West on Queens Quay
  • South on Eirrann Quay

From the West

  •  East on Gardiner Expy to Spadina
  • Veer right to stay on Lake Shore Blvd.
  • East on Lakeshore to Rees St
  • South on Rees St
  • West on Queens Quay
  • South on Eirrann Quay

From the East

  • West on Gardiner Expy to Spadina
  • North on Spadina to Bremner Blvd
  • U-turn at Bremner
  • South on Spadina
  • West on Queens Quay
  • South on Eirrann Quay

Lake Shore Blvd

Single eastbound access lane from Windermere to Net Dr for access to

  • Palais Royale
  • Boulevard Club
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344
  • Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
  • Argonaut Rowing Club

Flag teams will manage 2-way traffic along this lane for access and egress

Ontario Place

Vendors, staff, etc

  • Spadina to Queens Quay
  • West on Queens Quay to Stadium
  • North on Stadium to Lake Shore
    • Paid duty officer located here to facilitate access to Remembrance Drive
  • Follow Remembrance Drive to Ontario Place parking lots

Portlands Access

  • DVP southbound to Don Roadway
  • Exit the Gardiner at Lake Shore, right on Carlaw

Elizabeth Street

between University & Dundas

  • Local access to Foster
  • Condo building can access parking via Foster – no access at Bay St
  • Wellington
  • West of Bay
  • 2-way conversion between York & Bay to access parking garages & TD Centre

East of Bay

  • Single lane access to parking garages on north & south sides of Wellington from Yonge St – will be managed by paid duty officers
  • Adelaide
    • 2-way conversion between Bay & Yonge


  • 2-way conversion between Bay & Yonge


  • Commissioners to Leslie
  • North on Leslie to Lake Shore
  • Single eastbound access lane to Coxwell
    • To exit, you will cross Lake Shore at Coxwell when it is safe to do between the runners

Access from

Canary District

  • Take St Lawrence St North to King Street
  •  Head west on King Street to Power St
  • Take Power St north to Adelaide
  • Adelaide east to DVP on ramp – northbound

18 Yonge Street

  • Vehicles must exit onto Yonge St
  • do not use the Lake Shore exit
  • Travel southbound to Queens Quay
  • Eastbound to Jarvis
  • Access to both eastbound and westbound ramps

Ashbridges Bay

  • Access out of the area will be at Lake Shore & Coxwell,
  • where there will be a paid duty police officer to direct traffic between the runners