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October 17, 2013
Weekend event with road closure in Toronto
  
One special event this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. 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, a significant amount of road work is 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 http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

Waterfront Marathon – Saturday and Sunday closure
• Bay Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed from Saturday, October 19 at noon to Sunday, October 20 at 6 p.m. to accommodate the start/finish line activities for the race.
• A series of full road closures will take place on Sunday, October 20 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the race. These closures will occur in the area bounded by Queen Street in the north, Victoria Park in the east, Lake Ontario in the south and Windermere Avenue in the west. Other roads in this area will be closed periodically to accommodate the event.

Anyone attending events at Exhibition Place arriving from the west end of the city will need to use the Spadina off-ramp and follow the detour signs. At 11 a.m., the Jamieson off-ramp will be opened to allow for direct access into the Exhibition Place grounds.

More information is available at http://bit.ly/bz0Dgh.

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 Co-ordinator
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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