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May 23, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three 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, 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

Friday, May 24

Rouge Valley Bed Race:
Borough Drive from Progress Avenue to Triton Road will be closed in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 24.

Sunday, May 26

Walk with Israel:
- A number of partial closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 to accommodate this event. The roads affected will be in the area bounded by Strachan Avenue in the west, Queens Quay in the south, York Street in the east and Adelaide Street to the north.
- Alternative east-west routes for motorists are Adelaide Street and Richmond Street while Yonge Street and Bay Street are alternative north-south routes.

World Partnership Walk:
- The formation and dispersal area for the parade will be at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
- A number of partial and full closures will take place affecting King Street and Simcoe Street between 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 to accommodate this event.
- University Avenue from Wellington Street to Queen’s Park Circle will be closed in both directions during that period.
- Alternative east-west routes include Adelaide Street and Richmond Street. Yonge Street and Bay Street are alternative north-south routes.

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
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