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June 27, 2008
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are several special events taking place in Toronto this weekend that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic, but some roads will be closed to motorists.

The public is encouraged to take public transit as a more affordable and faster means of getting to their destinations.

Pride Week festivities

Church St., from Carlton St. to Wellesley St., will be closed from Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 30 at 6 a.m.

Church St., from Hayden St. to Dundonald St., and Wellesley St., from Yonge St. to Church St., will be closed from Saturday, June 28 at 2 a.m. to Monday, June 30 at 6 a.m. (full road closure).

Pride and Remembrance Run - Saturday, June 28
Wellesley St., from Jarvis St. to (and including) Queens Park Cres., will be closed on Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Dyke March - Saturday, June 28
March route: starting at Church St. and Hayden St., north on Church St. to Bloor St. E., west on Bloor St. E. to Yonge St., south on Yonge St. to Wood St., and east on Wood St. back to Church St. The march will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pride Parade - Sunday, June 29
Formation area: Rosedale Valley Rd., from Bayview Ave. to Park Rd. Parade route is closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and starts at Church St. and Bloor St. E., west on Bloor St. E. to Yonge St., south on Yonge St. to Gerrard St., and east on Gerrard St. back to Church St. The parade will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

HBC Run for Canada - July 1

Two eastbound lanes of traffic will be closed on Lake Shore Blvd. W., from Ontario Dr. to Windermere Ave., on Tuesday, July 1 from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Canada Day Celebration at Queen’s Park - July 1

Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Cres., from College St. to Charles St., will be closed on Tuesday, July 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alternate routes include Bay St. or Spadina Ave.

Canada Day Parade - July 1

Brimley Rd., from Lawrence Ave. E. to Progress Ave., will be closed from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Borough Dr. (near the Scarborough Civic Centre) will be closed from Town Centre Crt. to Omni Dr. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1.

The public is encouraged to use public transit (TTC and GO) as a convenient, alternative choice whenever possible. For more information about these and other closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three, years Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391,



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