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July 6, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three special events this coming weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events. Businesses in the affected areas will be open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

Festivals and other special events are important to Toronto, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into the local economy, and they are enjoyed by residents and visitors each year.

In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place 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 event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

Honda Indy road closures:
• Strachan Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Fleet Street will be closed starting at noon today - Wednesday, July 6. Later today, taking effect at 9 p.m., the section of Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive will be closed. Both closures will be in effect until Sunday, July 10 at midnight. There will be no eastbound or westbound traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard between Strachan Avenue and British Columbia Drive during the closures.
• The only access to Ontario Place will be from Lake Shore Boulevard at the foot of Strachan Avenue.
• Alternate east/west routes in the area are the Gardiner Expressway and King Street.

Taste of Lawrence - Friday to Sunday road closures:
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Salsa on St. Clair - Saturday and Sunday road closures:
St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 11 p.m.

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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