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June 29, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Four 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

Canada Day Celebration at Queen’s Park
Friday, July 1 closure:

• Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Circle, from College Street to Charles Street, will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Canada Day Parade in Scarborough
Friday, July 1 closure:

• Brimley Road will be closed from Progress Avenue to Ellesmere Road from 1 to 6 p.m. and from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue from 3 to 8 p.m.
• Ellesmere Road will be closed from Midland Avenue to McCowan Road from 4 to 5 p.m.

Pride Day Festivities
Weekend closures:

• Church Street, from Carlton Street to Hayden Street, will be closed from Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m. to Monday, July 4 at 6 a.m.

• Pride and Remembrance Run - Saturday, July 2
Wellesley Street, from Jarvis Street to (and including) Queen's Park Circle, will be closed on Saturday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.

• Dyke March - Saturday, July 2
March route: starting at Church and Hayden Street, north on Church Street to Bloor Street East, west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Wood Street, and east on Wood Street back to Church Street
- Closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (March is from 2 to 4 p.m.)

• Pride Parade - Sunday, July 3
Formation area: Rosedale Valley Road, from Bayview Avenue to Park Road Parade route: starting at Church Street and Bloor Street East, west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Gerrard Street, and east on Gerrard Street back to Church Street.
- Closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Parade from 2 to 6 p.m.)

Corso Italia Fiesta
Weekend closures:

St. Clair Avenue, from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue, will be closed from Saturday, July 2 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, July 3 at 11:59 p.m. There will also be some local streets closed in this area as a result of this 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 Co-ordinator



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