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June 22, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Four special events this weekend involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events. Festivals and 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. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

In addition to these events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city this summer. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations. If you need to drive in these event areas, please be patient and allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

A more complete list of events and road work is available at

Downtown Jazz Festival - Friday and Saturday closure:
• King Street from John Street to Simcoe Street will be closed from Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, June 25 at 1 a.m.

International Indian Film Academy Awards - weekend closures:
• The two westbound lanes of Bremner Boulevard east of Rees Street will be closed from Friday, June 24 at 8 a.m. to Saturday, June 25 at 7:59 p.m. and on Sunday, June 26 from 3 a.m. to noon to accommodate stage setup and dismantling.
• Bremner Boulevard from west of Lower Simcoe Street to the western part of Van de Water Crescent will be closed on Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to Sunday, June 26 at 3 a.m. (Rees Street will be open to local traffic only for businesses in the area until 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.)
• There will be other lane restrictions and smaller road closures taking place to accommodate this event.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday - Sunday closure:
• Parts of Kensington Avenue, Augusta Avenue and Baldwin Street will be closed on Sunday, June 26 from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Ontario Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada - Sunday closure:
• The northbound lanes of University Avenue from Queen Street to College Street will be closed on Sunday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 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



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