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July 11, 2017
Road closures for Honda Indy event in Toronto
  
The Honda Indy event in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. 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 these road closures, 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 this event 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 following http://twitter.com/TTCnotices on Twitter.

Honda Indy Toronto
Strachan Avenue, between Lake Shore Boulevard and Fleet Street, will be closed starting at noon on Wednesday, July 12. Lake Shore Boulevard, from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive, will be closed starting at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Both closures will be in effect until midnight on Sunday, July 16. There will be no eastbound or westbound traffic during this closure. The only access to Ontario Place will be from the foot of Strachan Avenue.

The TTC will also divert several routes to accommodate the Honda Indy. The 29 Dufferin bus will turn back at Springhurst Avenue. The 510 Spadina streetcar will turn back at Queens Quay West. The 514 Cherry streetcar will be extended to Sunnyside Loop on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The 121 Fort York Esplanade bus will divert via Fleet Street and Fort York Boulevard, starting Wednesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, July 16 at 11:59 p.m. The 145 Downtown/Humber Bay Express will divert via Colbourne Lodge to King Street starting Wednesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, July 16 at 11:59 p.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 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
Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391
steve.johnston@toronto.ca

 

 

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