Fall construction in Toronto leads to more road closures

The City of Toronto announced it's embarking on construction projects that will lead to closures on three major roads this fall.
The City of Toronto has announced another batch of lengthy road closures that will affect commuters this fall. 2:00

Just when you thought construction season was over, the City of Toronto has announced a new batch of lengthy road work-related closures affecting high-traffic streets.

Starting in early September, Parkside Drive from Bloor Street to Lake Shore Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction for road resurfacing and sidewalk repairs. The project is expected to last until the beginning of November.

Crews are set to rip up a section of Adelaide Street West from Simcoe Street to York Street starting on Sept. 15 to replace a watermain. One lane will remain open during construction, which is set to wrap up by mid-November.

The southbound, right-hand lane of Don Mills Road from York Mills Road to Lawrence Avenue will be closed from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, also for watermain repair work. An additional southbound lane will be closed on from Mallard Avenue to Bond Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

The arrival of the annual Toronto International Film Festival means commuters and residents in the downtown core will have to contend with more road closures this week.

King Street West will be closed between Spadina Avenue to University Avenue to make way for the construction of a festival village. The closure will begin after the end of morning rush hour on Thursday and is scheduled to conclude at midnight on Sunday.

TIFF is set to lead to traffic delays downtown beyond the weekend. Only one lane in each direction will be open on King Street between John Street and Duncan Street from Sept. 8 until late on Sept. 11.

Don't say we didn’t warn you.