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September 20, 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

Canada Walk of Fame event - Friday and Saturday closure
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed in both directions from Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, September 21 at 11 p.m.

Tour de Black Creek Bike Race for Kids - Saturday closure
A series of road closures will take place in the Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area on Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Word on The Street - Saturday and Sunday closure
Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Crescent will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to College Street from Saturday, September 21 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 p.m. for this event.

Sunnybrook Foundation - RBC Run for the Kids 5K and 25K
Bayview Avenue from Lawrence Avenue to Broadway Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. A series of other road closures will take place in the Mount Pleasant Road and Lawrence Avenue area to accommodate the 5K Run. Blythwood Road from Bayview Avenue to Mount Pleasant Road will be closed in both directions from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

A series of partial road closures will take place on Bayview Avenue, Lawrence Avenue, Leslie Street, Eglinton Avenue, Overlea Boulevard, Don Mills Road, York Mills Road and a number of surrounding roads in the area to accommodate the 25K run on Sunday, September 22, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

AIDS Event/Walk - Sunday closure
Church Street from Alexander Street to Carlton Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The walk starts at 11 a.m. and there will be periodic road closures in the area bounded by Queen Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north and Jarvis Street to the east.

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



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