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Weekend events affect transit, March 15, 16, 17

Two events in downtown Toronto may affect transit service this weekend. Although the TTC has not announced how these events will specifically affect bus and streetcar services, passengers should expect detours or delays.

The events include: Two film shoots and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The events affect these routes: 6 Bay, 75 Sherbourne, 94 Wellesley, 320 Yonge (overnight), 501 Queen, 504 King

Film shoots

From 6:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, the City of Toronto will close Lake Shore Boulevard East between Yonge and Cherry Streets to accommodate filming of Fringe, a television series pilot. Closing Lake Shore may affect service on the 6 Bay and 75 Sherbourne routes. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade may also affect 6 Bay service.

From 2 until 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 and from 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 16 until 6 a.m. on Monday, March 17, the City will close Yonge Street, between Wellington and King Streets to accommodate filming of the motion picture, Max Payne. Closing Yonge Street will affect services on the 320 Yonge (overnight) route.

From 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, the City will also close King Street West, between Yonge and Bay Streets to accommodate the Max Payne shoot. Closing King will affect service on the 504 King route.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City of Toronto will close a number of streets in downtown Toronto on Sunday, March 16 to accommodate the parade, which starts at noon at St. George Street and Bloor Street West and then proceeds along Bloor, Yonge Street, Queen Street West and University Avenue to Armoury Street.

From 8 a.m. until noon, the City will close Hoskin Avenue, while parade organizers assemble the parade. Closing Hoskin Avenue will divert buses on the 94 Wellesley route.

From noon until 3 p.m., the City will close Queen Street West, between Yonge Street and University Avenue, affecting service on the 501 Queen route and Bay Street between Dundas and Queen Streets West, affecting service on the 6 Bay route. (The film shoot will also affect 6 Bay service.)

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