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June 2, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
There are three 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, 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, 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

Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel Triathlon (bike race)

Saturday closure:

The westbound lanes of Kingston Road, from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maya’s March

Sunday closure:

Conlins Road, from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail, will be closed on Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Becel Heart & Stroke Ride For Heart

Sunday closure:

• The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge and the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 5 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.
• An alternative route to use instead of the Gardiner Expressway is Lake Shore Boulevard. Alternative routes to use instead of the DVP are Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street or Don Mills Road.

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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