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August 23, 2007
Weekend events 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.

Front St., from Jarvis St. to Church St. will be closed today, Thursday, August 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Front St. will also be closed from Jarvis St. to Scott St. on Friday, August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.

African Village Festival
Bloor St. W., from Ossington Ave. to Crawford St. will be closed on Saturday, August 25 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.

The Royal Alexandra Theatre Centennial Celebration
King St. W., from Duncan St. to Simcoe St. will be closed on Sunday, August 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Queer Literacy Arts Festival
Church St., from Alexander St. to Gloucester St., will be closed on Sunday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, August 26 from noon until 7 p.m.
- Augusta Ave.
- Baldwin St.
- Kensington Ave.

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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