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July 3, 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, 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. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

Taste of Lawrence
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Benvenuti Corso Italia
St. Clair Avenue from Lansdowne Avenue to Dufferin Street, will be closed from Saturday, July 6 at 5 a.m. to Monday July 8 at 2 a.m. for this event.

Festival of South Asia
Gerrard Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 8 at 2 a.m.

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
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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