Part of the street King Street will again be closed to traffic during the International Toronto film festival (TIFF), which will take place in September, and all this despite the fact that now in this area there is a pilot project, through which trams have priority of movement.
King Street is completely blocked for traffic on the stretch from Peter Street to University Avenue during the first weekend of the TIFF 2014, but it was suggested that this year for the trial of a transport project on King Street that will not happen.
However, the authorities of Toronto have confirmed that the roads will block at least some days of TIFF.
At least finally this issue has not been resolved and permission for road closures have not yet been issued, a representative of the transport service TTC Bruce Hawkins reported that discussions about this are underway.
In 2017, the company TTC objected to the closure of King Street during the first weekend of the festival, but city officials still went for it.
Toronto mayor John Tory in September last year stated that the street “unlikely” again will close in 2018, but I guess plans change.
Press Secretary office of mayor Tory announced on Thursday, March 17, it is too early to talk about what will happen on King Street, given that discussions are still ongoing.