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September 6, 2007
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are a number of special events this weekend in Toronto that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic, but some roads will be closed to motorists.

The public is encouraged to take public transit as a more affordable and faster means of getting to their destinations.

Junction Arts Festival
Dundas St. W., from Keele St. to Clendennan Ave., will be closed from Saturday, September 8 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, September 9 at 11 p.m. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.

Taste of the Kingsway
Bloor St. W., from Prince Edward Dr. N. to Montgomery Rd., will be closed from Friday, September 7 at 2 p.m. to Sunday, September 9 at 2 a.m.

Cabbagetown Festival
Parliament St., from Gerrard St. to Wellesley St., will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ethiopian Millennium Celebration
Bloor St. W., from Crawford St. to Grace St., will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 8, from noon to 10 p.m.

For more information about road closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391



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