Traffic Restrictions and Security Enhancements,
Broadcast time: 09:45
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of upcoming traffic restrictions and security enhancements which will be in place for the 2018 Major League Baseball season as well as the upcoming NBA and NHL playoffs.
To ensure the safe flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, a number of road closures will be in effect in the immediate area surrounding the Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre. These closures will be in place at the end of every regular season and playoff home game. There will also be pre-game closures on dates where both the ACC and Rogers Centre have overlap dates scheduled.
Please note that Rees Street, northbound, from Lakeshore Boulevard West will only be accessible to WheelTrans vehicles and other mobility-accessible services, as well as those patrons parking at the Rogers Centre. A staging area for those using accessibility services will be set up on Rees Street, at Bremner Boulevard for gate 7 and off Blue Jays Way, in front of the Marriott hotel, when entering through gate 13.
The condominiums in the area as well as the businesses have been provided with security passes for their use, to allow them access during closures, in an effort to alleviate any disruption in their attending work or home.
Police, in partnership with the Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre, are encouraging people to use public transit or other carpool options.
The public may also notice other security measures in the surrounding area, including an increased police presence and/or the use of other public and private sector resources. While there is no imminent threat at this time, security issues are closely monitored and changes will be implemented as required.
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications