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August 31, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Four special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. 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 and visitors.

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.

Fan Expo Canada
Front Street West's south curb lane between John Street and Simcoe Street, Bremner Boulevard's north curb lane between Lower Simcoe Street and the Metro Convention Centre driveway, and Lower Simcoe Street's west curb lane from the InterContinental Hotel driveway to Bremner Boulevard will be closed at the following times for the Fan Expo Canada event:
• Thursday, August 31 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Sunday, September 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Coxwell Avenue's northbound curb lane from Eastern Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed from Friday, September 1 at 12:01 a.m. to Monday, September 4 at 11:59 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Labour Day Parade
The following downtown streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 4 for the Labour Day Parade:
• University Avenue between Dundas Street West and Richmond Street
• Queen Street West from west of Bay Street to east of University Avenue
• Armoury Street from Chestnut Street to University Avenue
• Centre Street, from Dundas Street West to Armoury Street

Toronto Fashion Week
Hazelton Avenue will be closed from Yorkville Avenue to Scollard Street on Saturday, September 2 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, September 8 at 11 p.m. Yorkville Avenue from Hazelton Avenue to Bellair Street will also be closed on Monday, September 4 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, September 8 at 11 p.m. for Toronto Fashion Week.

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 is honouring 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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Cheryl San Juan
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391 / 416-553-1076 (cell)



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