- Orange lines - Road closures for construction
- Blue lines - Road closures for events or filming
- Thick orange or blue line - Road fully closed
- Thin orange or blue dashed line - Lane closure
- Transparent thin orange or blue line - road closures that are late at night (9pm to 6am) when all day mode is selected
- Transparent thin orange or blue dashed line - lane closures that are late at night (9pm to 6am) when all day mode is selected
- Solid red line - Subway closure or GO train closure
- Dashed red line - Reduced service on subway or GO train
- Subway or GO train closure
- Grade separated crossing for vehicles crossing route of marathon or similar event. Some of these crossings may be open to pedestrians or bicycles as well.
- Grade separated pedestrian bridge or tunnel crossing route of marathon or similar event. Most of these crossings run through PATH pedestrian tunnels in downtown Toronto or through subway stations.
About this website
TorontoRoadClosures.com provides information about scheduled road closures due to events such as parades, marathons, and festivals as well as road construction and filming in the City of Toronto. This website also provides information about transit detours resulting from those road closures as well as scheduled subway closures. The database covers road closures for 2017 and 2018. We have found that this information is often missing or inaccurate on other traffic websites. Information is typically updated once a day in the evening on weekdays and more frequently on weekends. Currently this website does not provide information about emergency road closures (e.g. car accidents, police investigations, severe weather) or unscheduled transit disruptions. For information about unplanned road closures and transit disruptions please visit one of the following sites:
Or listen to the radio station 680 News (AM 680) or watch the television channel CP24.
Note that most information about road closures due to construction on provincial highways in Toronto is not yet available on this site. Please visit 511 Ontario for more information on provincial highway closures (such as nightly maintenance on expressways).
Note that this website currently only provides information about road closures within the City of Toronto (with very limited exceptions).
Road closure and transit detour information is compiled from a variety of sources, including freedom of information requests, Toronto Open Data, city press releases, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto Police, event organizers' websites, and other municipalities' road closure websites and transit agencies.
Note that information on many road closures is based on road closures for last year if detailed road closure information is not available for this year.
- Some map data is from OpenStreetMap, the freely editable map of the world. OpenStreetMap® is open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF).
Toronto Open Data
The following data sources come from Toronto Open Data. Contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence – Toronto:
- Toronto Centreline - used as a source of road map data used by the road matcher (which geocodes road closures and displays them on a map)
- Toronto Festivals & Events - used a source for some event descriptions
- Toronto Road Restrictions - available from Toronto Open Data - used as a secondary source of information on road closures
- Travel Times - Bluetooth - used to display historic traffic congestion on Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Parkway, and Lake Shore Boulevard due to road closures for events or construction
Other data sources - Toronto
- City of Toronto News Releases & Media Advisories
- GO Transit
- Ontario 511
- Toronto Police News Releases
- Toronto Road Restrictions
- Toronto Transit Commission
- Transit Toronto
Some images are from Wikimedia Commons and copyright information is available there:
All portions of this website are © 2018 TorontoRoadClosures.com except where otherwise specified. A portion of the source for this website is available at my GitHub page.
All road closure data, subway/train closure data and transit detour data is available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) version 1.0 or above. Most of this data is available from the road closures API and the subway closures API. Please note that some data in this website may be derived from OpenStreetMap and this is the same license used in OpenStreetMap. You are welcome to use this data for commercial and non-commercial purposes, but you must provide attribution to TorontoRoadClosures.com.
All other portions of the website including the website design, images and programming are copyright © 2018 TorontoRoadClosures.com unless otherwise specified. Use of automated programs to download data from this website (except for normal search engine bots which obey robots.txt) is PROHIBITED without permission due to the load it places on my very limited server capacity and WILL result in being blocked without warning.
The data on this road closures site may be inaccurate or out of date. TorontoRoadClosures.com is not responsible for any inaccurate or outdated information on this website or any consequences from any action taken because of it. Please obey all applicable traffic laws. Do not use TorontoRoadClosures.com while driving.