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August 16, 2007
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are two 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.

Festival of South Asia
Gerrard St. E., from Glenside Ave. to Coxwell Ave., will be closed from Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m. until Monday, August 20 at 1 a.m.

Church Street Fetish Festival
Church St., from Alexander St. to Gloucester St., will be closed on Sunday, August 19 from 8 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Road Work
Additionally, the intersection of Jarvis St. and Dundas St. E. will be closed for TTC track work from Friday, August 17 at 7 a.m. to Monday, August 20 at 5 a.m. Traffic travelling northbound on Jarvis will be diverted at Shuter St., and southbound traffic will be diverted at Gerrard St. E. Westbound traffic on Dundas St. will be diverted at Sherbourne St. Eastbound traffic on Dundas St. will be maintained at all times. Alternate north/south routes include Yonge St. and Sherbourne St. while alternate east/west routes are Queen St., Shuter St. and Gerrard St.

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 50 awards for quality and innovation 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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