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June 13, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Four 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

North by Northeast Music Festival - Saturday closure
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, June 15 from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Alternative routes are Bay Street or Church Street.

Taste of Little Italy - weekend closure
College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 17 at 3 a.m. Alternative routes for motorists travelling in this area are Dundas Street or Bloor Street.

Yorkville Exotic Car Show - Sunday closure
Bloor Street from Avenue Road to Bay Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 16 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

MuchMusic Video Awards - Sunday closure
There will be a series of road closures in the area bounded by Richmond Street in the south, Queen Street in the north, Simcoe Street in the east and Peter Street in the west from Sunday, June 16 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 17 at 3 a.m. King Street is an alternative route in this area.

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.

Media Contact
Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator, Strategic Communications



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