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October 19, 2017
Weekend event with road closures in Toronto
This weekend, one special event – the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the affected areas 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, there is a significant amount of road work 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.

Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon
• Bay Street, from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, will be closed from Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. to accommodate the start/finish line activities for the race.
• A series of full road closures will take place on Sunday, October 22 from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the race. These closures will occur in the area bounded by Bloor Street West in the north, Victoria Park Avenue in the east, Lake Ontario in the south and Windermere Avenue in the west. Other roads in this area will be closed periodically to accommodate the event.

More information about the race is available at

TTC route diversions are available at

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