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December 30, 2016
Road closures for this weekend's New Year's Eve celebration at Nathan Phillips Square
The New Year's Eve event at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, December 31 will involve some road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend this festive event in downtown Toronto. Businesses in the area will be open to pedestrian traffic.

Sections of the following major roads will be closed (or open to local traffic only) as of 5:30 p.m. on Saturday:
• Queen Street West between University Avenue and Yonge Street
• Bay Street southbound from Dundas Street to Hagerman Street (remaining open to local traffic)
• Bay Street between Hagerman Street and Richmond Street West
• York Street between Queen Street West and Richmond Street West (open to local traffic only and closed at Queen Street West)

Several other streets, including Hagerman Street, Elizabeth Street, Albert Street and James Street, will also be closed to accommodate the event at Nathan Phillips Square.

People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the Toronto Transit Commission is extending its all-night subway service on all lines (Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4) to 4 a.m. on January 1. Additionally, the TTC will offer free service from 7 p.m. on Saturday to 7 a.m. on Sunday, January 1.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into the local economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

Those who need to drive in the 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.

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. 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 @TorontoComms.

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Pat Barrett
Strategic Communications



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