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June 8, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several 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 following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Ride to Conquer Cancer
A series of lane closures will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate this event. The roads affected will be in the area bounded by Burnhamthorpe Road in the north, The West Mall in the west, Kipling Avenue in the east and Lake Shore Boulevard in the south. The eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard will remain open. The event will begin at Exhibition Place at 8:30 a.m.

Portugal Day
Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street to College Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dufferin Street is a possible alternative route for motorists.

Queen's Park Crescent, from College Street to Bloor Street, will be closed on Saturday June 10 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. A number of smaller roads in the area will also be closed to accommodate this event.

Annex Family Festival
Bloor Street, from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue, will be closed on Sunday, June 11 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Toronto Challenge Run
The northbound lanes of University Avenue, from Queen Street to College Street and the Queens Park circle from College Street to Bloor Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 11 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

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, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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