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October 8, 2003
Bloor Street Viaduct to close during filming of Resident Evil II
  
The Bloor Street Viaduct area will be intermittently closed to traffic from 6
a.m. on Sunday, October 12 to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14 due to the filming
of Resident Evil II.

The Bloor St. Viaduct will be totally closed from just east of the on-ramp to
the Don Valley Parkway (at the west end of the Viaduct) to Broadview Ave.:
· from 12 noon October 12 to 7 a.m. October 13, and
· from 6 p.m. October 13 to 6 a.m. October 14.

During the remaining filming times through traffic will be allowed, but there
will be lane closures and intermittent traffic stops. Paid Duty Officers will
ensure that traffic stops will be limited to a maximum of three minutes.

As an alternative to the above area, recommended routes are Gerrard and Dundas
Sts. to the south and Pottery Rd. and Millwood Ave. to the north. Subway
service will not be affected and the Don Valley Parkway will be accessible at
all times during the weekend.

"It is productions like Resident Evil II that allowed Toronto's economy to
benefit from the $1.16 billion in revenue and the 25,000 jobs that the film and
television industry generated in 2002," said Rhonda Silverstone, Manager of
Toronto's Film and Television Office. "Furthermore, the closing of the Bloor
St. Viaduct will allow an exciting sequence to be filmed that is to be the
first of its kind for Toronto due to the size of the props and the over 300
cars in the scene."

Impact Films Canada, Inc. has informed the 20,000 residents and businesses in
the affected area of the road closures and that blanks and small fireworks will
be used in an action scene under the supervision of the Emergency Task Force
and Explosives Disposal Unit.

Media contacts:
Rhonda Silverstone, Manager, Toronto Film and Television Office, Economic
Development, Culture and Tourism, 416-392-7570
Brad Ross, City of Toronto, Media Relations, 416-397-8937, cell: 416-919-6503
Joel Green, Publicist, Impact Films, 416-885-7607



 

 

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