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September 29, 2016
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
This weekend features a number of events and activities happening in and around Toronto's downtown core. Events such as the World Cup of Hockey, Oktoberfest, Just for Laughs Festival, One-Year Countdown to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, Nuit Blanche Toronto and other activities will create a festive atmosphere of excitement and increase the density of eventgoers in downtown Toronto. The City of Toronto encourages all residents to enjoy these events and to #KeepItFunTO by participating responsibly to keep the festivities fun and family-friendly.

Three of this weekend's special events will involve road closures. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles. 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

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Nuit Blanche Toronto
A series of road closures will take place on Saturday, October 1 through sunrise on Sunday, October 2. For more information about getting around during the event, visit: TTC subway Lines 1 and 2 will run all night on Saturday for Nuit Blanche and free parking will be available at commuter parking lots.

CIBC Run for the Cure
There will be a series of road closures and lane restrictions in the area bounded by University Avenue/Queen's Park Circle in the east, Bloor Street West in the north, St. George Street in the west and College Street in the south on Sunday, October 2 from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to accommodate this event. As a result, some TTC routes will detour during these closures, including 5 Avenue Road, 94 Wellesley, 506 Carlton and 300 Bloor-Danforth

Ontario Fire Fighters Memorial
The northbound lanes of Queen's Park/Queen's Park Crescent East from College Street to Wellesley Street will be closed on Sunday, October 2 from 12:30 to 3 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. 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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Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications



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