City of Toronto recently issued the following announcement.
There will be a series of downtown road closures and restrictions beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 31 to accommodate New Year's Eve celebrations at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. The closures/restrictions will be in effect until 2 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1.
The closures and restrictions will affect an area that borders Dundas Street West to the north, Yonge Street to the east, University Avenue to the west, and Richmond Street to the south.
Specific closures and restrictions:
• Bay Street from Dundas Street West to Richmond Street West will be restricted to local traffic.
• Queen Street West from Yonge Street to University Avenue will be fully closed.
• York Street from Richmond Street West to Queen Street West will be fully closed.
• Elizabeth Street from Foster Place to Hagerman Street will be fully closed.
• Hagerman Street from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street will be fully closed.
• Albert Street from James Street to Bay Street will be restricted to local traffic.
• James Street from Queen Street West to Albert Street will be restricted to local traffic.
A map of roads in the area is available at bit.ly/NewYears2018Toronto.
People travelling downtown on New Year's Eve are encouraged to use public transit:
• The TTC is offering free travel from 7 p.m. on December 31 to 7 a.m. on January 1. Holiday service schedules are available at ttc.ca.
• Toronto-area GO Transit trains will also be free for New Year's Eve riders starting at 7 p.m. The GO Transit holiday service schedule is available at gotransit.com.
Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy. They are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.
Original source: https://www.toronto.ca/home/media-room/news-releases-media-advisories/?nrkey=F6A8914AD13516A18525837100576AD8