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April 19, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
Two special events in Toronto 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 http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

Canadian Tire Ultimate Playoff Party - weekend closure
Front Street from Simcoe Street to John Street will be closed from Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 21 at 7 a.m. to accommodate the Canadian Tire Ultimate Playoff Party
event. King Street, Adelaide Street and Wellington Street will be alternative routes for drivers.

Toronto Yonge Street 10k run - Sunday closures
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 to accommodate the formation area for the Toronto Yonge Street 10k run. Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
- Yonge Street between Erskine Street and Richmond Street
- Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
- Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
- Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
- Bathurst Street from Front Street to Fort York Boulevard
- Fort York Boulevard from Bathurst Street to Fleet Street (closure from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
- Fleet Street's westbound lanes from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard - closure from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area. Bayview Avenue and Avenue Road will be alternative north/south routes during this event.

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
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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