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July 20, 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 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 Toronto 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

Beaches Jazz Festival - Thursday to Saturday closure
Queen Street East from Woodbine Avenue to Beech Avenue will be closed from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23 for the Beaches Jazz Fesitval.

Big on Bloor Festival - Saturday closure
Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Big on Bloor.

Youth Day 2011 event - Sunday closure
Yonge Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to accommodate Youth Day 2011.

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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