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October 13, 2006
Weekend road closures for Toronto Marathon
A series of road and lane closures and intermittent delays will take place on Sunday, October 15 to accommodate the Toronto Marathon and other races.

The Toronto Marathon
Sunday closures and intermittent delays:

The main segment of the race will take place on Yonge St. between Steeles Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. Various road and lane closures will occur in the following areas from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday to accommodate the race:

• the area bounded by Steeles Ave., Willowdale Ave., Highway 401 and Allen Road/Dufferin St.
• the area bounded by Highway 401, Mount Pleasant Blvd., Bloor St. and Bathurst St.
• the area bounded by Bloor St., the Don Valley Parkway, the Gardiner Expressway and Bathurst St.

Queen’s Park Circle/University Ave. will also be closed from Bloor St. to Lake Shore Blvd. (The finish line of the race is at Queen’s Park Circle).

For motorists travelling east or west, Highway 401, Bloor St. and the Gardiner Expressway are alternate routes.

To accommodate the Toronto Marathon and the closure of the Bayview/Bloor ramps, Bayview Ave. will be closed between Pottery Rd. and Rosedale Valley Rd. from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Don Valley Parkway, Broadview Ave., and Bayview Ave. north of Pottery Rd., are alternate north/south routes.

The public is encouraged to use public transit (TTC and GO) as a convenient, alternative choice whenever possible.

For further information about other closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at

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



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