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May 27, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
A number of special events and road work are taking place in Toronto this summer. Below is a summary of some of the special events taking place this weekend. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

There are five special events this weekend that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. These festivals and events are important to the city. They inject hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy and are enjoyed each year by local residents. Businesses in the areas involved are open to pedestrians, but some roads will be closed to motorists.

People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to their destinations. Those driving in the vicinity of the special events will need to be patient and take extra time to get to and from their destinations.

Malvern Bicycle Race
Saturday closure:
• Brenyon Way from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 to accommodate this event.

Walk for Israel
Sunday closure:
• A number of partial closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 to accommodate this event. The roads affected will be in the area bounded by Strachan Avenue in the west, Queen’s Quay in the south, Simcoe Street in the east and Adelaide Street to the north.

World Partnership Walk
Sunday closure:
•The formation and dispersal area for the parade will be at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
• A number of partial and full closures will affect King Street and Simcoe Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 to accommodate this event.
• University Avenue from Wellington Street to Queen’s Park Circle will be closed in both directions during this time.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
Sunday closure:
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, May 29 from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event:
• Augusta Avenue
• Baldwin Street
• Kensington Avenue.

Criterium Bike Race
Sunday closure:
• Streets in the race circuit will be closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 to accommodate the annual bike race. The race, held in the vicinity of the St. Lawrence Market, will start and finish along Front Street East (in front of 39 Front St. E.). From Front Street, the riders will go left onto Scott Street, left onto the Esplanade, left onto Market Street and left again back onto Front Street.

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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