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September 5, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Five 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

Toronto International Film Festival - Thursday to Sunday closure
King Street West from Duncan Street to John Street will be closed from early this morning, September 5, to about 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 for red-carpet festivities at the Princess of Wales Theatre. TTC streetcar traffic on King Street West will be maintained at all times during this closure

The Festival of Praise - Saturday closure
The southbound lanes of Queen's Park Crescent from Wellesley Street to College Street will be closed on Saturday, September 7 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Taste of the Kingsway - Friday to Sunday closure
Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive North to Montgomery Road will be closed from Friday, September 6 at noon to Sunday, September 8 at 11 p.m. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.

Cabbagetown Festival - Saturday and Sunday closure
Parliament Street from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 7 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parliament Street from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street will be closed on Sunday, September 8 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bang and Olufsen Yorkville 5K Charity Run - Sunday closure
A series of road closures will occur in the area bounded by Davenport Road to the north, Queen's Park/Avenue Road to the west, College Street to the south and Bay Street to the east on Sunday, September 8 from 7 a.m. to noon for this annual 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.

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Co-ordinator, Strategic Communications



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