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July 27, 2016
Road closure for this weekend's Toronto Caribbean Carnival
  
This weekend's Toronto Caribbean Carnival parade will involve the closure of a section of Lake Shore Boulevard to regular traffic. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event on Saturday.

Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions between Colborne Lodge Drive and Strachan Avenue from 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 until 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 31 for the parade and related Toronto Caribbean Carnival activities.

TTC customers can take the following public transit routes to get to Exhibition Place and the carnival:
• 29 Dufferin/29E Dufferin Express buses southbound from Dufferin Station to Dufferin Gate
• 511 Bathurst streetcar/511 Bathurst Express shuttle bus southbound from Bathurst Station to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk five to 10 minutes
• 504 King streetcar westbound from King or St. Andrew Stations to King Street/Strachan Avenue and walk five to 10 minutes
• 509 Harbourfront streetcar westbound from Union Station to Fort York and Boulevard/Bastion Street and walk five to 10 minutes, or
• 121 Fort York-Esplanade bus westbound (board bus at street level at Front/Bay Streets) to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk five minutes.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.

TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at http://www.ttc.ca/ or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contact
Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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