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August 11, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
Three 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 http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.

TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at http://www.ttc.ca/ or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Taste of the Danforth
The annual Taste of the Danforth event will include several road closures:
• Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. to Monday, August 14 at 3 a.m.
• Pape Avenue from Lipton Avenue to Hazelwood Avenue will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 11 at 6 p.m. to Monday, August 14 at 3 a.m.
• Logan Avenue, from Garnock Avenue to the north side of the laneway north of Danforth Avenue, will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 10 at 3 p.m. to Monday, August 14 at 3 a.m.

Feast of St. Lawrence
Front Street East from Scott Street to Church Street will be fully closed from Friday, August 11 at 9 a.m. to Saturday, August 12 at 2 a.m. and Market Street from Front Street to Wilton Street will be closed on Saturday, August 12 from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

TTC Buses on the 121 Fort York-Esplanade route will divert as follows:
• Friday – Eastbound buses will divert via Yonge, King and Church Streets. Westbound buses will not divert.
• Saturday – Eastbound buses will divert via Front and Lower Jarvis Streets. Westbound buses will divert via Lower Jarvis, Front and Wellington Streets.

Lake Shore Boulevard, King Street or Adelaide Street will be alternatives for motorists.

American Society of Association Executives at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
An event held by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is taking place in Toronto this weekend. The conference will involve about 5,000 decision makers who are responsible for selecting ASAE meeting and convention locations. This event will affect the area near the ROM, as described here.

Road affected:
Queen's Park from the top of Queen's Park Circle to Bloor Street West will be closed to traffic in both directions from 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 13.

Bike lanes:
The bike lanes on the south side of Bloor Street West, approximately 90 metres (300 feet) east and west of Queen's Park will be closed at the times noted below for the event.
• The 90 metres of the eastbound bike lane that runs west from Queen's Park will be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, August 12.
• The 90 metres of the eastbound bike lane that runs east from Queen's Park will be closed from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 12.

Sidewalks:
• The sidewalk on the west side of Queen's Park that runs in front of the ROM will be closed from Saturday, August 12 at 7 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 13.
• The sidewalk on the south side of Bloor Street West that runs in front of the ROM will be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, August 12.

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 will honour 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 http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.

Media Contact
Ellen Leesti
Strategic Communications
416-397-1403, 416-992-9420 (cell)
eleesti@toronto.ca

 

 

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