Getting There

Event Location

RBC Race for the Kids will be held at Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge Street) in North York. The nearest major intersection is Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave.


There are a few different TTC options available to you on race day:

  • Subway - Mel Lastman Square is located at North York Centre Station on the Yonge/University/Spadina subway line. The subway begins service at 6:00 a.m.
  • Bus -Take the 320 Yonge St. bus to North York Civic Centre. The bus runs 24 hours a day.
  • Walk - A 15 minute walk from Finch Subway Station - note: parking at Finch station is free.

Lane Restrictions

Saturday, September 23, 2023

RBC Race for the Kids will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Mel Lastman Square. More than 6,500 participants will be taking part in a 5 km walk/run.

Sunnybrook Foundation and RBC have partnered to host the event, which raises funds for Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project (FNP). Developed by families in collaboration with Sunnybrook experts, FNP is a life-changing program which pairs families who have youth aged 13 to 26 with mental health and/or addictions challenges with clinically trained navigators who connect families to the services they urgently need.

The race will result in rolling lane closures in the following locations:

Road Closures Times
1. Beecroft Rd. between North York Blvd. and Park Home Ave.
  • All lanes will be closed
4:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
2. North York Blvd. between Beecroft Rd. and Yonge St.
  • All lanes will be closed
4:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
3. Finch between Doris Ave. and Bathurst St.
  • All lanes between Doris Ave. and Beecroft Rd. will be closed
  • The westbound curb lane between Beecroft Rd. and Ancona St. will be open
  • All eastbound lanes between Bathurst St. & Talbot St. will be open
  • The eastbound curb lane between Talbot Rd. & Beecroft Rd. will be open
7:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
4. Yonge St. between Sheppard Ave. and north of Finch Ave.
  • All northbound and southbound lanes closed
  • Two southbound lanes between Park Home Ave. and North York Blvd. will remain closed until approximately 1:00 p.m. The third lane will be open for southbound traffic after 11:15 a.m.
7:15 a.m. -11:15 a.m.
5. Yonge St. between north of Finch Ave. and Drewry Ave. / Cummer Ave.
  • The northbound and southbound curb lanes between north of Finch Ave. and Drewry Ave. / Cummer Ave will be open. Southbound traffic will be diverted west at Hendon Ave.
  • All lanes of Drewry Ave. / Cummer Ave. will be open
7:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Please note: timing is approximate. Vehicles will be allowed to cross at major intersections when deemed safe to do so by police officers on duty to ensure safety.

For residents that live in the Yonge & Finch area, please use the following routes to cross Finch:

East of Yonge

  • Use Doris Ave. or Willowdale Ave. to cross Finch Ave. or to reach Sheppard Ave.
  • Use Bishops Ave., Cummer Ave. or Newton Dr. to access Yonge St. northbound
  • Use Sheppard Ave. to access Yonge St. southbound

West of Yonge

  • Travel West on Churchill Ave. to Senlac Rd.
  • Use Senlac Rd. to reach Finch Ave. or Sheppard Ave.
  • Use Sheppard Ave. to access Yonge St. southbound
  • Use Senlac Rd. & Grantbrook St. to cross Finch Ave.
  • Use Hendon Ave. from Grantbrook St. to reach Hendon Park
  • Use Drewry Ave. from Grantbrook St. to travel toward Goulding Park
  • Use Moore Park Ave. to access Yonge St. northbound
  • Avoid Beecroft Rd. North of Kempford Blvd., use suggested detours to avoid delays
  • Residents of the northeast corner of Bathurst St. and Finch Ave. may use Brenthall Ave., Ancona St. and Devondale Ave. to access Grantbrook St.