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August 4, 2016
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic, but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

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

Taste of The Danforth
Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 5 at 11 a.m. to Monday, August 8 at 3 a.m. The following through streets remain open for residents looking to travel by car: Mortimer Avenue to the north, Gerrard Street East to the south, Jones Avenue to the east, and Broadview Avenue to the west.

Residents are encouraged to take TTC whenever possible and can access the Taste of the Danforth from the following subway stops on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Broadview, Chester, Pape, and Donlands stations.

Transit diversions:
• 72 Pape bus will operate from Donlands Station and will divert in both directions to/from Donlands Station via Carlaw Avenue, Gerrard Street East, Jones Avenue, Danforth Avenue and Donlands Avenue.
• 300 Bloor-Danforth bus will divert both ways via Danforth Avenue, Donlands Avenue, Mortimer Avenue and Broadview Avenue.
• 325 Don Mills bus will divert both ways via Pape Avenue, Mortimer Avenue, Broadview Avenue, Gerrard Street East and Carlaw Avenue.

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, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Lyne Kyle
Strategic Communications



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