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June 9, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
There are seven special events this weekend involving road closures 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


Weekend closure:

A number of road closures will be required for this event. All closures listed below will take place from Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m.
• Front Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street
• Wellington Street, from Church Street to Scott Street
• Church Street, from Colborne Street to The Esplanade
• Market Street, from Front Street to The Esplanade

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Saturday closure:

Lake Shore Boulevard, from Strachan Avenue to Windemere Avenue, and Windemere Avenue, from Lake Shore Boulevard to The Queensway, will be closed on Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate this event.

Portugal Day

Saturday closure:

Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street to College Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival

Saturday closure:

Port Union Road (south of Lawrence Avenue) from Shoalhaven Drive to Bridgend Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Toronto Taste 2011

Weekend Closures:

Queen's Park will be closed from Bloor Street West to just north of Queen's Park Crescent from Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. to Monday, June 13 at 6 a.m.

Festival on Bloor

Sunday closure:

Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 12 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the event.

Toronto Challenge Run

Sunday closure:

Wellington Street, from Simcoe Street to John Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the north, Bathurst Street in the west, Queen’s Quay in the south and York Street to the east.

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
Bruce Hawkins
Senior Communications Co-ordinator



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