What you need to know: Road closures, transit disruptions due to Finch, Yonge van attack

Here's what you need to know about road closures and transit disruptions due to the ongoing police investigation.

Getting around the area will be difficult Monday due to police investigation

Law enforcement and first responders on the scene at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue after a van plowed into pedestrians on April 23, 2018 in Toronto, Ont. (Cole Burston/Getty Images)

In the wake of the incident in north Toronto Monday afternoon, police have closed roads and TTC service has been disrupted, making getting around the area difficult. 

Here is what commuters need to know about what is happening in the area of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.


  • Yonge Street is currently closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Finch Avenue and Sheppard Avenue and will remain closed for the evening. Toronto police are asking drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area.
  • Drivers travelling east or west can use Lawrence Avenue, York Mills Road, Steeles Avenue and Highway 7 as alternate routes.
  • Drivers travelling north or south can use Bathurst Street, Bayview Avenue or Leslie Street.

Road closures for Toronto Maple Leafs game:

  • York Street is closed between Lakeshore Boulevard and Harbour Street. There will be no access to York Street from Lakeshore Boulevard.
  • Bremner Boulevard is closed from York Street to Lower Simcoe Street.
  • Bremner Boulevard and York Streets intersection is closed.
  • Southbound lanes on Bay Street are closed from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard. 
  • No eastbound traffic on Station Street.
  • No northbound traffic on York Street from Harbour Street.
  • These closures will be in place for the duration of the NHL game.


​Subway service:

  • Service on Line 1 has resumed between Sheppard and Finch stations but trains are bypassing North York Centre station, which remains closed.
  • Shuttle buses are operating both ways between Sheppard and Sheppard West stations. 
  • Passengers can use TTC fares for GO trains and buses for as long as the current suspensions are in place.


  • 36 Finch is diverting eastbound via Talbot Road and Hendon Avenue.
  • 97 Yonge is diverting both ways around the closed section of Yonge Street via Elmhurst Street, Beecroft Road and Park Home Avenue.
  • Travellers planning to board the 39 Finch East, 53 Steeles East, or 42 Cummer buses can board at Leslie Station, on TTC Line 4.
  • The 6 Bay and 72 Pape bus routes are diverting both ways via Front Street and Yonge Street.
  • Express shuttle buses are travelling from Sheppard Station to Sheppard West Station. Passengers can then use the Line 1 subway to get to Finch West and Pioneer Village stations.
  • Due to the service suspension on Line 1, customers wishing to travel north of Sheppard can use the Sheppard Line and continue their journey using a northbound bus route

GO Transit

  • GO bus routes 19, 27, 34, 36, 67, 32, 38 are starting and ending at Yorkdale Station.
  • Routes 92 & 96 are departing and ending at Scarborough Town Centre Station.
  • Passengers planning to travel westbound from Finch station can take the VIVA Blue bus to Richmond Hill Centre and connect to GO bus 40 to the Hamilton GO bus station.
  • Passengers travelling eastbound can take the VIVA Blue bus to Richmond Hill Centre and take GO Bus 52 to the Oshawa bus terminal.
  • GO transit users should use the online trip planner for the most up-do-date information.

York Region Transit

  • Some VIVA Blue, VIVA Purple and route 77 buses are experiencing delays of 20 minutes or more.
  • VIVA Orange and Route 3 trips experiencing a general delay of up to 20 minutes due to heavy traffic.