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June 28, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several special events are planned for the Canada Day long weekend that will result in 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

The TTC will have full subway service this weekend and additional bus service to get customers to the numerous events. Additional information about service additions and diversion can be obtained by subscribing to eAlerts at or following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square
A series of roads will be closed for the Canada Days festival at Nathan Phillips Square. These roads include:
• Bay Street between Dundas Street to Richmond Street on June 30 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on July 1 through July 3 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., daily.
• Queen Street from Yonge Street to University Avenue on June 30 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on July 1 through July 3 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., daily.
• Elizabeth Street, Hagerman Street and Albert Street on June 30 through July 3 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. due to the nightly fireworks display.

Additional road closures may be required to manage pedestrian traffic during the event.

Canada Days at Scarborough Civic Centre
• Borough Drive between Borough Approach East and Borough Approach West will be closed from June 29 at 8 a.m. to July 2 at 8 a.m.

Canada Day Parade in Scarborough
• Brimley Road will be closed from Progress Avenue to Ellesmere Road on July 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Ellesmere Road will be closed on July 1 from Midland Avenue to McCowan Road from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Canada Days at Mel Lastman Square
• The Yonge Street southbound lanes between Park Home Avenue and North York Boulevard on July 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
• The Yonge Street northbound lanes between Elmwood Avenue and Empress Avenue on July 1 from noon to 1 a.m.

Canada Days at Humber Bay Park West
• Humber Bay Park Road West (south of Lake Shore Boulevard West) on July 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Canada Day Celebration at Queen’s Park
• Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Circle from College Street to Bloor Street will be closed on Saturday, July 1 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

East York Canada Day
The following roads will be closed on July 1 from 7 a.m. to midnight:
• Cosburn Avenue will be closed from Cedarvale Avenue to Oak Park Road.
• Virginia Avenue will be closed from Cedarvale Avenue to Cosburn Avenue.
• Gledhill Avenue from Holborne Avenue to Cosburn Avenue.

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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