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July 26, 2017
Weekend event with road closures in Toronto
The Beaches Jazz Festival this week will involve some local road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event. Businesses in the area are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles starting Thursday evening.

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 this special event, 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

TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Beaches Jazz Festival – July 27 to 30
Queen Street East between Woodbine Avenue and Beech Avenue will be closed three consecutive evenings (6 to 11 p.m.) on Thursday, July 27, Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 for the street festival. On Sunday, the music festival will be restricted to Woodbine Park (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.), with no road closures required. Roads near the park will be busy.

During the closure times Thursday to Saturday, the TTC's 501 Queen Street replacement bus will turn back at the Woodbine Loop (Queen Street East and Kingston Road) and the 64 Main Street buses will divert via Wineva Avenue, Alfresco Lawn, Lee Avenue, Williamson Road and Southwood Drive.

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. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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