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TTC Repairs and Road Closures Coming Up This Weekend

Expect delays and detours if you're planning to drive or take the TTC.

Subway track repairs and the annual Yonge Street 10K run will cause significant traffic and TTC disruptions this weekend.

On Saturday morning, the Yonge-University-Spadina line will be closing between Bloor and Eglinton stations so that workers can replace a 60-year-old subway track bed near Davisville. The TTC, which is also looking at the long-term, large-scale reconstruction of the tracks near Davisville, will be back in full gear Saturday at noon.

On Sunday, though, the Yonge Street 10K will also disrupt TTC service, as buses and streetcars will have to detour around the race route.

The race will mean a number of Sunday road closures. Yonge Street will be closed between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine from 6 to 11 a.m. for race set-up. Yonge Street will be closed between Erskine Avenue and Richmond Street from about 8:30 to 10 a.m. Parts of Richmond Street, Peter Street/Blue Jays Way, and Front Street West will be closed between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. And parts of Bathurst Street, Fleet Street, and Fort York Boulevard will be closed from 6 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for finish line set-up.

So if you’re looking to get around this weekend, your best bet might be your own two feet!

CORRECTION: April 11, 2014, 4:25 p.m. This post originally stated that the TTC would be conducting streetcar track repairs this weekend; they will, in fact, be working on subway track repairs.

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  • Anonymous416

    Looks like a typical Roncesvalles “bike lane” – blocked by a car in the foreground, and by someone standing looking the other way in the background.

    • Notcleverguy

      It does indeed.

  • stoobiedood

    Who wrote this, Rob Ford, who doesn’t know the difference between streetcars, LRT, and his elbow? The tracks being replaced at Davisville are SUBWAY tracks!

    • TorontoistCopyEditors

      Thanks for pointing this out! We’ve corrected the error.

    • TheSotSays

      I’ll take Rob Ford over Olivia Chow any day of the week. Big spender Chow doesn’t know the difference between my wallet, her wallet and her elbow.

      • Torontopoly

        Tory over both of them. Thanks.

        • TheSotSays

          Well Tory has a nice speaking voice. Lovely sepulchral resonance just like Malroney!

          However we need Rob Ford to finish the job of cleaning up after Miller. Ford can be relied on, absolutely to fight hard, for the platform he’s elected on.

          • dsmithhfx

            Rob and his billion$$$ property tax grab are finished, all right.

          • TheSotSays

            I’ve noticed that the NDP marxist flakes are becoming increasingly testy about the fact that the Rob Ford Supporters still have free speech.

            Every thing you’ve ever posted here can be edited down to one sentence from the Toronto NDP song book:

            “Hey Ford supporters, you’re stupid and wrong, says ME and Chicklette.”

            But then looking forward to October it’s easy to see why you’ve gone into an NDP frenzy.

          • dsmithhfx

            He’s still finished.

          • TheSotSays

            How’s enrolment going over at The Jack Layton School for social activists.

            Do you still think you’ll be able to train enough baby ballot box stuffers and voter list tamperers to get your DUD candidate temporarily elected?

          • dsmithhfx

            “How’s enrolment going over at The Jack Layton School for Social Activists”

            You seem know a lot more about it than I ever will. Fantasy?

          • TheSotSays

            When we hear an NDP Marxist declare that someone else knows more about something than he does, we know for certain that he’s dissembling.

            Anyway, since the 2011 election results in Quebec, election tampering is on everyone’s radar.

          • dsmithhfx

            “NDP Marxist”

            There’s no such animal.

            Next.

          • TheSotSays

            Bolshevik NDP
            Whatever you prefer, it doesn’t matter to me.

            I see McConnell and Norm Kelly are off to the Great Wall of China for a bit of indoctrination at the ratepayers expense. Why not eh?

          • dsmithhfx
          • TheSotSays

            No clearly Norm Kelly is a carded Liberal.

          • dsmithhfx

            Surely he’ll be one after “indoctrination”, though? I think Rob Ford owes you a refund.

          • TheSotSays

            I think your 300 pound NDP kindergarten teacher owes you one.

          • dsmithhfx

            Rob’s not fit to teach kindergarten. Or coach football — whaddya reckon he’s trying to hide there?

          • TheSotSays

            Well Rob’s not a part of the Marxist NDP so he’s not interested in indoctrinating kindergarten children.

            But as for football, which you know nothing about, he’s a pretty good coach.

          • dsmithhfx

            So good he’s been banned from coaching?

          • TheSotSays

            Well that’s why there’s an organized program to flush Bolshevik NDP wherever it can be found. Most people are sick and tired of it. You’re going to see a taste of your own filthy medicine.

          • dsmithhfx

            It sounds like “Bolsheviks” run your world. Gee, that must be frustrating… you’ll be RED in the face when one runs Rob Ford out of office and cuts his billion$$$ property tax grab, won’t you? That’s a joke. Get it?

          • TheSotSays

            The Frankfurt School and Rules for Radicals. I’ve read your books.
            How’s enrolment going over at The Jack Layton School for Social Activists?.

            You’re basically done Chief, the word is out. You might have pulled it off in the Toronto mayoralty but you selected a goofy tax plundering candidate.

          • dsmithhfx

            Do you think maybe it had to do with the crack smoking? The drunken stupors? The gangbangers? What could possibly disqualify Coach Ford? Oh wait… Marxists.

          • TheSotSays

            Well well well it took the little clock watcher quite a bit of time to get home from work after spending all afternoon surfing on employer’s time. The major betting money is saying you work for Mihevic but I think you’re even too flakey for Mihevic and are likely on the City payroll out of the Gord Perks office.

            Nevertheless now that Norm Kelly has been given “communist immersion” by visiting The Great Wall with council’s Professor of Communism, Pam McConnell, the bookmakers are quoting 3 to 1 that Norm Kelly after years of Teacher’s Union, OISE and tax plundering opportunism will be shortly raising the Liberal Party Red flag for a surprise run against the NDP’s dud, Chow.

            Once again the wacky socialist political engineers are bringing fame to Toronto and Ladbrokes is now sniffing around hoping to out wager the local talent.

          • dsmithhfx

            How would you like this city to get a BILLION DOLLAR TAX REFUND?

            A vote for Chow will make that happen.

          • TheSotSays

            Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! Yeah right.

          • dsmithhfx

            I thought you hated taxes, but apparently you’re on board with Rob Ford’s billion dollar property tax grab.

            If anyone else proposed raising our property taxes by a billion dollars, or even by one dollar, you’d be hollering “marxist”, “bolshevik” and “the NDP” at the top of your lungs.

            Not to worry, you can safely holler away because Chow is going to cut the tax for you, and by voting for Ford, you’ll even get some credit for helping her to become mayor.

          • TheSotSays

            That wasn’t a “holler” that was LAUGHTER!

            Nevertheless how’s the free tuition enrolment going over at Jacktivist School? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

          • dsmithhfx

            When it finally dawns on Rob that he is going down in ignominious defeat, which other candidate do you think he’ll get behind? I’m betting it’s Thompson.

          • TheSotSays

            Ah Fxy Poo welcome welcome. You just cant’ let a second go by without having a taste of NDP Worker stealing time from his employer.

            But Thomson, like you, is full of hateful NDP bigotry towards Rob Ford, and she knows Chow is a dud, tax plundering candidate, so I think Thompson will likely be throwing her support to world traveller and Liberal Party China aficionado Norm Kelly.

          • dsmithhfx

            WHOOOOSH!

          • TheSotSays

            I don’t think cheeky little triple-dipper, tax plundering Chow will make that much noise being flushed away but Norm Kelly might, he’s full of Chinese food from his taxpayer visit to the Great Wall with Comrade McConnell..

          • TheSotSays

            I don’t know . What do you think McConnell and the Chicomms can tell sad old Kelly about NDP Stalinism that he hasn’t learned already from Ignatieff and the Trudeau Types

            Did you go and listen to Milt Rosenberg like I told you to?

          • rich1299

            I thought most if not all of the Harper Cons electoral crimes were committed in English Canada in 2011, not Quebec. Besides which election tampering has been on everyone’s radar since the Harper Cons 2008 “in and out” scheme. They eventually plead guilty but not until after the 2011 election.

      • dsmithhfx

        Ford wants to increase our property taxes by a billion dollars, to pay for a subway we don’t need in Scarborough. Only Chow can stop it.

        • TheSotSays

          This somewhat unbalanced billion$$$ of yours is an NDP Bolshevik lie, Ford wants to do no such thing.

          Ford has 1 vote out of 45 down there down there and he was elected in 33 out of 44 wards to vote in favour of subways over TTC Junk littering the streets.

          The only thing Chow will succeed in stopping is herself. Outside of her husband she’s the biggest dud tax and spend candidate ever foisted on us by the Toronto Branch NDP.

          • dsmithhfx

            This is what happens when a drunken crackhead and his teabagger minions are allowed to dictate transit policy: a complete fiasco, and full-on “red scare” hysteria to try to cover it up.

            Well Sotty, as the great big man himself is fond of declaring, “You can’t hide 300 lbs of fun!”. Especially when it’s passed out in a crack den!

            Only Chow will be able to make the biggest tax cut in Toronto history when she is elected, by cancelling Ford’s foolish and wasteful plan.

          • TheSotSays

            Well Fxy I don’t think anyone is trying to hide Rob Ford but I can you promise you it’s no longer possible to hide the self interested, uncontrolled, tax plundering record of an NDP Laytonist like Chow.

            And when your trolling wackos run around constantly screaming about Coach Ford’s 300 pounds you can’t hide your uncontrolled NDP bigotry either. And it was also nice to see you last week attacking athlete Ben Johnson, and thereby failing to hide your well known NDP racism.

            Chow is a dud candidate and will be joining the cast of NDP councillors who the voters are going to flush in October. And you better warn your NDP cohorts not to tamper with the votes as they did in Quebec because all eyes will be on that issue.

          • TheSotSays

            See the deleted comment Fxy. Well that’s why the NDP is finished in Toronto municipal politics..

        • OgtheDim

          Cough….Soknacki……Cough

          • dsmithhfx

            Great ideas are worth stealing! Seriously, I hope he overtakes Stintz & Tory to become a plausible contender. Don’t see how the “footloose” stunt will help though.

          • OgtheDim

            One person’s stunt is another person’s bit of fun with a point.

          • dsmithhfx

            I doubt the particular point is going to resonate with many voters, unlike being the first to announce he would cancel the Scarborough subway. Now that was genius.

            Socknacki can’t afford the luxury of treading water, he’s got to produce a steady stream of eye-popping policy alternatives that will decisively set him apart from the other conservatives early in the game, if he has any hope of building momentum.

  • Torontopoly

    If there were bollards to prevent cars from parking in them this wouldn’t be an issue. That or grade separation or some other form of physical barrier.I think Chicago has show us how they can work.

  • Anonymous416

    Please don’t spread misinformation. Real data from Vancouver + Toronto show that separated bike lanes are between 2 and 50 times safer than regular streets (or doorzone painted lanes).

    http://cyclingincities.spph.ubc.ca/injuries/the-bice-study/