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July 27, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

July 27, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Two 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 are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

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 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

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly Caribana Parade)

Saturday and Sunday closures:

• From Saturday, July 30, at 1:30 a.m. until Sunday, July 31 at 6 a.m., Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

Sunday closure:

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, July 31 from 12 noon to 7 p.m.:

• Augusta Avenue, from Dundas Street West to College Street
• Kensington Avenue, from Dundas Street West to Baldwin Street
• Baldwin Street, from parking garage to Augusta Avenue
• St. Andrew Street, from parking garage to Kensington Avenue

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
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