If you’ve tried to get anywhere downtown this weekend, chances are you’ve been confronted by blockades and police officers. As tensions grow between protestors and the Canadian government, precautionary measures have been taken by the city to prevent similar demonstrations. We know the weekend can be a difficult time to navigate through the city during regular circumstances so this is anything but ideal!
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Toronto Roads are Full of Blockades
On February 19, Toronto Police tweeted “Several trucks came into the city last night to cause disruption. We made the decision to close further roads to ensure more couldn’t get in. Thanks to the quick work of officers, the vehicles left. We continue to monitor the situation and will adapt our plans when needed. Although road closures are in place in the downtown core, officers are facilitating access to businesses and homes. All roads are open to pedestrians. Roads will re-open when we can safely do so.”
If you want to avoid the blockades, stay clear of Spadina Avenue to the west, Church Street to the east, Davenport Road to the north and Queen Street to the south. Roads are open to pedestrians, residents and some have reported to be permitted entry with reservation proof. To be safe, we would recommend taking the TTC or walking until the blockades are gone.
Mayor John Tory claims he is committed to keeping Toronto safe from convoy protestors.