Traffic Restrictions and Security Enhancements,
Broadcast time: 21:40
Monday, May 6, 2019
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of traffic restrictions and security enhancements which will be in place for this Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The Toronto Blue Jays will be playing at the Rogers Centre against the Minnesota Twins starting at 7:07 p.m.
The Blue Jays are on a current home stand for the balance of this week.
Scotiabank Arena at 8 p.m., the home playoff game between the Toronto Raptors vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. Jurassic Park will also be hosting a tailgate party during the game. There will also be a tailgate party on Thursday, May 9, 2019, for game 6 of this playoff round.
To ensure the safe flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, a number of additional road restrictions/closures will be in effect for Tuesday’s games. There will be pre-game restrictions on the roadways surrounding both the Rogers Centre and the Scotiabank Arena.
The closures/restrictions in the area of the Scotiabank Arena will commence at 4 p.m., and remain in effect until the conclusion of both games. The restrictions around the Rogers Centre will commence at 5 p.m., and will also remain in effect until the conclusion of the game.
Additional road restrictions/closures will include the closure of York Street between Lakeshore Boulevard and Front Street, as well as the closure of Bremner Boulevard, east of Grand Trunk. The other restrictions in the area which have been in place since the baseball season and playoffs began will continue to be in effect.
Accessibility Access for the Scotiabank Arena will continue to drop off and pick up on Bay Street near gate 1 of the Scotiabank Arena.
Accessibility Access for the Rogers Centre will be as follows:
Gate 7: For those attending the Rogers Centre, Rees Street, northbound from Lake Shore Boulevard West will be used for accessibility vehicles and other mobility-accessible services. A staging area for those using accessibility services will be set up on Rees Street at Bremner Boulevard, for gate 7 access.
Gate 13: A similar area will be established on Blue Jays Way in front of the Marriott Hotel, for those 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.
Access for those residence and business into the area of Scotiabank Arena, will be from Lakeshore Boulevard northbound on York Street, with egress from the area, westbound along Bremner Boulevard.
Police, in partnership with the Scotiabank Arena, the Rogers Centre, as well as the City of Toronto are encouraging people to use public transit or other carpool options.
The public may also notice other enhanced 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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For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Michael Barsky, 52 Division