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June 1, 2016
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures – including closure of the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday until 2 p.m. for the Ride for Heart event.

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, there is a significant amount of road work 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

Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart
The Gardiner Expressway will be closed between Carlaw Avenue and the Humber Bridge, and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed between Highway 401 and the Gardiner Expressway, from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.

In addition, the eastbound collector lanes of the Gardiner Expressway in the area of the Dowling Avenue Bridge (between the ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard and the ramp to Jameson Avenue) will be closed starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday to accommodate preparation work for the installation of a temporary bridge at Dowling Avenue.

Lake Shore Boulevard is an alternative route for motorists to use instead of the Gardiner Expressway. Alternative routes to use instead of the Don Valley Parkway are Leslie Street, Don Mills Road and Victoria Park Avenue.

Malvern Bicycle Race
Brenyon Way from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 to accommodate this local bike race.

Pape Village Summerfest
Pape Avenue from Floyd Avenue to Cosburn Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Pape Village Summerfest.

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest
Broadview Avenue south of Queen Street East to the north side of the public lane will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for this local street festival.

Maya’s March
Conlins Road from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail will be closed on Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Maya's March event.

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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Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications



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