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June 19, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Four 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, 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

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival - Saturday closure
Port Union Road (south of Lawrence Avenue), from Shoalhaven Drive to Bridgend Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Thorncliffe Park's 8th Annual Neighbours' Night Out - Saturday closure
Overlea Boulevard, from Thorncliffe Park Drive West to Thorncliffe Park Drive East, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fairbank Village BIA Multicultural Street Festival - Saturday and Sunday closure
Eglinton Avenue West, from Dufferin Street to Ronald Avenue, will be closed in both directions from Saturday, June 22 at 2 a.m. to Monday, June 24 at 2 a.m.

Journey to Conquer Cancer - Sunday closure
A series of road closures will take place for this event on Sunday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the area bounded by McCaul Street to the west, Bloor Street to the north, Bay Street to the east and Gerrard Street to the south.

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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