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June 15, 2016
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. 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, 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

Taste of Little Italy
College Street, from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street, will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m.

Front Street, from Bay Street to York Street, will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, June 19 at 11 p.m.

Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade
Old Kingston Road, from Watson Road to Kingston Road, as well as Morrish Road, from Kingston Road to the south side of 226 Morrish Rd., will be closed on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, to accommodate the parade, Lawson Road will be closed from the west side of Meadowvale Road to Old Kingston Road/Kingston Road from 10 a.m. to noon. The dispersal area for the parade will result in Watson Road being closed from Old Kingston Road to Thomas Avenue until noon.

Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk 5k
University Avenue, from Bloor Street to Wellington Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 19 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Bloor Yorkville Exotic Car Show
Bloor Street, from Avenue Road to Bay Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 19 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

MuchMusic Video Awards
There will be a series of road closures in the area bounded by Richmond Street in the south, Queen Street in the north, Simcoe Street in the east and Peter Street in the west from Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.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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