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August 9, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Two 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

TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or 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.

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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Ellen Leesti
Strategic Communications
416-397-1403 (office), 416-992-9420 (cell)



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