by Nutan Brown
on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 12:35pm.
With Toronto entering Stage 2 of reopening, we are starting to see life in the city begin to emerge. If you've been cooped up all week and are looking to get out this weekend, here are a few things to look out for.
10km of Road Closures for Pedestrians and Cyclists
Toronto residents looking to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend will be able to take advantage of over 10 km of roads closed to traffic as part of the City’s ActiveTO initiative.
From Saturday July 4 at 6 am until Sunday July 5 at 11 pm, residents will be given extra space along select roads to physically distance while getting exercise outdoors.
Parts of major roads in Toronto will be closed this weekend, Sat. 6 am until Sun. 11 pm: - Lake Shore Blvd. W. (Windermere Ave. to Stadium Rd.) - Lake Shore Blvd. E. (Leslie St. to Woodbine Ave) - Bayview Ave (Front St. E. to Rosedale Valley Rd.) More: https://t.co/Y4n2zeb5yYpic.twitter.com/zlLnwFfOyH
If you are planning on driving this weekend, be sure to plan your route ahead of time to avoid any road closures.
Family Events & Activities
Here are some events and activities available to the public this weekend.
Ripley's Aquarium will be open 10am - 8pm Saturday and Sunday to the public. All guests are required to wear facemasks, and attendance will be limited to encourage social distancing.
Art Gallery of Ontario
AGO will safely reopen to the public on July 2. Only members and annual pass holders are allowed entry until July 23.
The Toronto Zoo will be reopening to the public on July 4th. Face masks will be mandatory inside the buildings, and there will be reduced ticket prices as some of the indoor pavilions are closed.
Aga Khan Museum
The Aga Khan Museum reopened its doors on June 27. Visitors are encouraged to buy tickets online, and timed entry will be in place. Those who show up without a ticket may have to wait for the next available entry time.
The city of Toronto has issued a heat warning for this weekend, with temperatures set to climb to 35°C. If you are planning to be outdoors for a long period of time be sure to pack extra water, wear plenty of sunscreen, and have access to a cool space in between trips.
TTC Requires Mask
It is now mandatory to wear a mask when riding the TTC. Some exemptions will be made for young children, those with medical considerations, or those who are unable to put on or remove a face covering.
Other COVID-19-inspired operational changes include all-door boarding and the return of fare boxes on TTC buses.