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August 17, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Five 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.

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 by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Chinatown Festival
Spadina Avenue's southbound lanes will be closed from St. Andrew Street to Sullivan Street from midnight on Saturday, August 19 to midnight on Sunday, August 20 to accommodate the Chinatown Festival. Dundas Street will remain open.

Taste of Manila
Bathurst Street between Wilson and Laurelcrest Avenues will be closed in both directions from Saturday, August 19 at midnight to Sunday, August 20 at midnight for the Taste of Manila. TTC service will be increased to service the event, with buses on the 7/307 Bathurst and 160 Bathurst North routes diverting via Wilson Avenue, Faywood Boulevard and Laurelcrest Avenue.

Open Streets TO
Bloor Street between Montrose Avenue and Parliament Street, and Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Queen Street, will be closed on Sunday, August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Open Streets TO event.

During this event, vehicles will be able to cross Bloor Street at Grace Street/Christie Street, Bathurst Street, Spadina Avenue, Avenue Road, Bay Street, Church Street, Ted Rogers Way and Sherbourne Street. Vehicles will be able to cross Yonge Street at Wellesley, College, Gerrard, Dundas, Shuter and Queen Streets.

The TTC’s 161 Rogers Road bus will divert to and from Ossington Station via Ossington Avenue and Dupont Street.

Wheels on the Danforth
Sections of Danforth Avenue and Danforth Road will be closed in both directions on Saturday, August 19 from 7 a.m. to midnight. Specifically, Danforth Avenue between Byng Avenue and Leyton Avenue and also between Leyton Avenue and Warden Avenue, and Danforth Road between Landry Avenue and Danforth Avenue will be closed during that period.

The TTC’s 113 Danforth and 20 Cliffside bus services will divert in both directions via Warden Avenue, Clonmore Drive, Gerrard Street East and Victoria Park Avenue during Wheels on Danforth.

Panorama India Day Festival and Grand Parade
Two northbound lanes on University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street, and Armoury Street between University Avenue and Chestnut Street, will be closed on Sunday, August 20 from 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m. for this festival and parade.

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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