Traffic Restrictions and Security Enhancements,
Broadcast time: 14:30
Thursday, September 5, 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 Friday, September 6, 2019. The restrictions will be in place around the Rogers Centre and the Scotiabank Arena commencing at 4:30 p.m.
To ensure the safe flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, a number of additional road restrictions/closures will be in effect for Friday’s events. There will be pre-show restrictions on the roadways surrounding both the Rogers Centre and the Scotiabank Arena. These restrictions and closures will be in effect until the conclusion of the events and clearing of crowds.
The Rogers Centre will be hosting the Shawn Mendes concert and the Scotiabank Arena will be hosting the Tyler the Creator concert.
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.
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.
For timely updates, visit @TPSOperations.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Robert McDougall, 52 Division