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June 27, 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

Church Street Pride Festival - Thursday, June 28 to Monday, July 1
- Church Street from Carlton Street to Hayden Street will be closed from Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. to Monday, July 1 at 6 a.m.

Pride and Remembrance Run - Saturday, June 29
- Wellesley Street from Jarvis Street to and including Queen's Park Circle will be closed on Saturday, June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Dyke March - Saturday, June 29
- All roads in the route will be closed between noon and 5 p.m. (The march takes place from 1 to 4 p.m.)
- March route: begins at Church and Hayden Street, proceeds north on Church Street to Bloor Street East, west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Carlton Street, east on Carlton Street and finishes just before Sherbourne Street.

Pride Parade - Sunday, June 30
- All roads in the route will be closed for varying periods between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. (The parade takes place from 2 to 6:30 p.m.)
- Formation area: Rosedale Valley Road, from Bayview Avenue to Park Road.
- Parade route: begins at Church Street and Bloor Street East, proceeds west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to finish at Dundas Street.

Pride Concert at Yonge-Dundas Square - Sunday, June 30
- Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed from 1 p.m. to midnight.

Canada Day Celebrations at Mel Lastman Square
- Yonge Street, from North York Boulevard to Park Home Avenue, will be closed on Monday, July 1 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Canada Day Celebration at Queen’s Park
- Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Circle from College Street to Hoskin Avenue will be closed on Monday, July 1 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Canada Day Parade in Scarborough
- Brimley Road will be closed from Progress Avenue to Ellesmere Road from 1 to 6 p.m. and from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue East from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 1.
- Ellesmere Road will be closed from Midland Avenue to McCowan Road from 4 to 5 p.m.

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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