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September 28, 2007
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
  
There are six major 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.

Korean Canadian Cultural Association, 5K and 10K races
A number of lane closures will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 8 a.m. to noon on the following roads: Leslie St., York Mills Rd., Don Mills Rd., Lawrence Ave. E. and Eglinton Ave. E.

Waterfront Marathon
Wellington St. will be closed from Simcoe St. to John St., and John St. will be closed from Wellington St. to King St. W., from Saturday, September 29 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, September 30 at 6 p.m.

Run for the Cure, 1K and 5K races
Queen St. W., from Bay St. to University Ave., will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

There will also be a combination of road and lane closures in an area bounded by Queen St. W. to the south, Bloor St. W. to the north, Bay St. to the east and Spadina Ave. to the west.

Firefighters Memorial
The northbound lanes of Queen’s Park, from College St. to Queen’s Park Circle East, will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nuit Blanche and Word On The Street
Queen’s Park Circle, from Wellesley St. W. to Bloor St. W., will be closed from Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. to Sunday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. to accommodate the events.

Additionally, the following roads will be closed to accommodate Scotiabank Nuit Blanche:

- Charles St. will be open to local traffic only from Bay St., and St. Thomas St. will be open to local traffic only from Bloor St. W., starting Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m.
- Cumberland Ave. will be closed from Bay St. to Yonge St. on Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, September 30 at noon. The Green “P” lot on Cumberland Ave. will still be accessible from Yorkville Ave.
- Simcoe St., from Queen St. W. to Pullan Place, will be closed on Saturday, September 29 at 9 a.m. until Sunday, September 30 at noon. Delivery access to Pullan Place from McCaul St. will be maintained.
- Grange Rd., from McCaul St., will be closed on Saturday, September 29 at 4 p.m. until Sunday, September 30 at 8 a.m.
- Church St., from Alexander St. to Wellesley St. E., will be closed on Saturday, September 29 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, September 30 at 7 a.m.
- Gwynne Ave., from Milky Way to Queen St. W., will be closed on Saturday, September 29 at 3 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 30.
- Cowan Ave., from Milky Way to Queen St. W., will be closed on Saturday, September 29 at 10 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 30.

The TTC has extended its subway operating hours on the Yonge-University subway line between St. George Station and Eglinton Station, and on the Bloor-Danforth subway line between Christie Station and Broadview Station to allow residents and visitors attending Scotiabank Nuit Blanche to travel between venues throughout the night until 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 30.

The public is encouraged to use public transit (TTC and GO) as a convenient, alternative choice whenever possible.

For more information about road closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at http://www.toronto.ca/transportation.

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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