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August 29, 2016
Festival Street road closure and TTC service during Toronto International Film Festival
The City of Toronto is a proud partner of the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF is the leading public film festival in the world, reaching more than 450,000 film-lovers annually.

This year, TIFF will be hosting its third annual Festival Street initiative – a pedestrian promenade on King Street West – with events from Thursday, September 8 through Sunday, September 11.

These events will result in the full closure of King Street West between Spadina Avenue and University Avenue from 5 a.m. on September 8 until 5 a.m. on September 12. The road closure will require changes to the 504 King, 514 Cherry and 304 King (night) streetcar services. John Street between King Street and Wellington Street will also be closed during that period starting September 8.

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are working with TIFF to ensure that Festival Street is enjoyed with minimal inconvenience to people travelling in the Festival Street area. Toronto police officers will be positioned at key intersections to assist with traffic flow and TTC ambassadors will be available to help customers.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. The City's web-based map to help residents make travel plans can be accessed at

More information about the TTC's service changes is available at

More information about TIFF Festival Street and its events is available at

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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Shane Gerard
Strategic Communications

Susan Sperling
Toronto Transit Commission

Danyel McLachlan
416-599-8433 (ext 2393)



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