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May 22, 2003
Celebrations re-route traffic
  
Toronto Special Events -- The world's largest street, Yonge Street, makes way
for foot traffic, dancing and celebrations during the Celebrate Toronto Street
Festival, which runs from July 4 - 6. The festival's five sites (at Lawrence,
Eglinton, St. Clair, Bloor and Dundas) will re-route traffic to make way for
non-stop entertainment throughout the weekend.

Please note the following road closures:

Lawrence:
· Yonge Street: south of St. Germain Avenue to the north side of Bedford Park
Avenue from Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Eglinton:
· Yonge Street: north of Soudan Avenue to the south side of Eglinton Avenue
from Thursday, July 3 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.
· Yonge Street: south of Briar Hill Avenue to Eglinton Avenue from Friday, July
4 at 2 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.
· Eglinton Avenue: west of Holly Street to the east side of Duplex Avenue from
Friday, July 5 at 2 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.

St. Clair:
· Yonge Street: north of St. Clair Avenue to the south side of Heath Street
from Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.
· Yonge Street: south of St. Clair Avenue to the north side of Rosehill Avenue
from Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Bloor:
· Yonge Street: south of Bloor Street to the north side of Wellesley Street
from Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Dundas:
· Yonge Street: south of Dundas Street to the north side of Shuter Street from
Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.
· Yonge Street: south of Shuter Street to the north side of Queen Street from
Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.
· Dundas Square: east of Yonge Street to the west side of Victoria Street from
Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Admission to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival is FREE and getting there
couldn't be easier. All five festival sites are accessible via the Toronto
Transit Commission (TTC). Festival subway stops on the Yonge line are Dundas,
Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence stations. TTC one-day passes can be
purchased for $7.75.

The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival presented by Shoppers Drug Mart
transforms five major intersections along the world's longest street, Yonge
Street, into a world-class, free one-of-a-kind festival. Scheduled for July 4
- 6, 2003, the multi award-winning Celebrate Toronto Street Festival honours
the city's rich culture and diversity with spectacular performances by local,
national and international artists. The festival, which draws more than one
million revellers each year, is a great stop for locals and tourists alike to
toast this great city.

For more information on the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival and other events
produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or
visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.


Media Contact
Amber Authier
Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@toronto.ca

Kimberly Bain
Special Events
416-395-7411
kbain@toronto.ca

 

 

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