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May 29, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several 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

Malvern Bicycle Race
Brenyon Way, from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 to accommodate this event.

Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel Triathlon (bike race)
The westbound lanes of Kingston Road, from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maya’s March
Conlins Road, from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail will be closed on Sunday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Becel Heart & Stroke Ride For Heart
- The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 2 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.
- An alternative route to use instead of the Gardiner Expressway would be Lake Shore Blvd. Alternative routes to use instead of the DVP would be Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street or Don Mills Road.

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 Coordinator
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