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July 17, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Five special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

Big on Bloor - Saturday closure
Bloor Street will be closed in both directions, between Dufferin Street and Lansdowne Avenue, from Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 21 at 9 p.m. College Street and St. Clair Avenue are suggested alternative routes.

Thrill of the Grill - Saturday closure
Danforth Avenue will be closed in both directions, between Broadview Avenue and Jackman Avenue, on Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fusion of Taste - Saturday closure
Albion Road will be closed between Islington Avenue and Thistledown Boulevard, from Saturday, July 20 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, July 21 at 1 a.m.

Toronto Triathlon Festival - Sunday closure
The eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will be closed between the Humber River and Carlaw Avenue, and the northbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway will be closed between the Gardiner Expressway and Eglinton Avenue, on Sunday, July 21 from 2 a.m. until 12 noon.

Youth Day Event - Sunday closure
Yonge Street will be closed between Queen Street and Dundas Street on Sunday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Bay and Church Streets are suggested alternative routes.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Steve Johnston, Senior Communications Co-ordinator
Strategic Communications



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