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June 5, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Seven 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

Road closures required for Woofstock, listed below, will take place from Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 9 at 11:59 p.m.
- Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street
- Wellington Street from Church Street to Leader Lane
- Church Street from Colborne Street to The Esplanade
- Market Street from Front Street to The Esplanade (for Sunday, June 9 only)
Alternative east-west routes for motorists include Adelaide Street and Richmond Street.

Ride to Conquer Cancer
Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to Windemere Avenue and Windemere Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to The Queensway will be closed on Saturday, June 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate this event. The Gardiner Expressway is an alternative route.

Portugal Day Parade
Lansdowne Avenue from Bloor Street to College Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dufferin Street is a possible alternative route for motorists.

Dundas West Fest
Dundas Street from Lansdowne Avenue to Roxton Road will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. College Street or Queen Street are alternative routes.

Toronto Taste
Queen's Park will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to the top end of Queen's Park Circle from Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. to Monday, June 9 at 6 a.m. Yonge Street or Bathurst Street are possible north-south alternative routes.

Festival on Bloor
Bloor Street from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street will be closed on Sunday, June 9 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the Festival on Bloor. College Street is a possible alternative route.

Toronto Challenge Run
Wellington Street from Simcoe Street to John Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 9 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the south, Spadina Avenue in the west, Wellesley Street in the north and Bay Street in the east. Richmond Street and Adelaide Street are east-west alternative routes while Bathurst Street and University Avenue are north-south alternatives.

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, Strategic Communications



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