The Integrated Security Unit is working to provide a safe and secure environment for the G20 Summit.
To keep traffic flowing as efficiently as possible, a traffic management strategy has been created to guide vehicles away from the security perimeters surrounding the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Every effort is being made to keep these traffic restrictions to the bare minimum.
The public should expect closures and restrictions on the highways in and around Toronto on Thursday June 24th to Sunday June 27th due to G20 security operations. These measures will have a significant impact on traffic flow on the Gardiner Expressway, QEW, Highway 427 and Highway 401, the DVP and connecting arterial roads. In addition, people living, working or traveling to and from Lester B. Pearson International Airport, should expect significant traffic delays. Motorists should expect delays and should avoid these routes during the identified periods if possible. The use of public transit is strongly reccomended during that time. Signs will be posted along the highway corridors to advise motorists of the closures, restrictions and the anticipated significant delays.
These closures will affect inbound traffic into Toronto on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and outbound traffic on Sunday.
Thursday June 24 to Saturday June 26
Lane reductions on Highway 401 eastbound collectors to Highway 427 southbound at Renforth Avenue: expect significant delays.
Highway 427 southbound collector lanes: expect periodic full closures and significant delays.
Highway 427 southbound express ramp to the eastbound Gardiner Expressway: expect periodic full closures and significant delays.
Southbound Highway 427 traffic will be required to exit to westbound QEW during these periods.
The eastbound QEW/Gardiner Expressway: expect periodic full closures and significant delays during these periods. At Highway 427, all eastbound traffic will be re-routed to Highway 427 northbound. The eastbound York, Bay, Yonge Streets exit will be closed.
Highway 401 eastbound ramp to Renforth Avenue and the on-ramps from Renforth Avenue to Highway 427 southbound will also experience periodic closures.
Highway 27 southbound will be periodically closed at the 401 overpass during periods when Highway 427 southbound collector lanes are closed. During these periods there will be no access to Highway 427 collector lanes from Highway 27: expect significant delays.
Sunday June 27
Gardiner Expressway westbound: expect periodic full closures and significant delays which may also affect the Don Valley Parkway southbound and the westbound York Street exit will be closed.
Highway 427 northbound collector lanes from Browns Line to Highway 401 will be closed from early morning Sunday until late evening: expect significant delays. During this period there will be no access to the Highway 427 northbound collector lanes from any ramps.
Eglinton Avenue West will be closed between Highway 427 and Renforth Ave.
Lakeshore Boulevard will not be closed. However, there will be lane restrictions between Bay Street and Bremner Boulevard to accommodate a pedestrian walkway. There will be officers posted at three “cuts” in this walkway to facilitate vehicle access. These gaps will be at: the entrance to the ACC/Maple Leaf Square underground, Bremner Boulevard and the exit from the ACC/Maple Leaf Square underground.
Other roadways within the area of King Street, Yonge Street, Queens Quay and Spadina Avenue will experience closures or restrictions. Parking in this area will be severely restricted.
Members of the public should note changes to parking signs in the area and failure to adhere to these changes could mean a relocation of your vehicle. Please call 416-808-2222 if your vehicle has been relocated.