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April 29, 2011
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
Two special events this Sunday will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the affected areas 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. If you need to drive in the general vicinity of special events, allow extra time to get to and from your destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

Sporting Life 10-K Run - Sunday closure
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 1 to accommodate the formation area for the run. Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 7:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the following locations:
• Yonge Street between Erskine Street and Richmond Street
• Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
• Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street to Front Street
• Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
• Bathurst Street from Front Street to Lake Shore Boulevard
• Fleet Street from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard

In addition, two other road closures related to the run will be in effect between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday on the following streets:
• Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard
• Strachan Avenue from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard

Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area.

Danforth BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge - Sunday closure
Danforth Avenue from Ellerbeck Street to Jackman Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 to accommodate this charitable road hockey event.

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.

Media Contact
Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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