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June 16, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Five special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. All residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events.

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, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. 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

Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade
Saturday closure:
• Old Kingston Road from Kingston Road to Watson Road and Morrish Road from Kingston Road to Bush Gate will be closed on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• To accommodate the parade, Centennial Road will be closed from Cherrydale Court to Lawson Road from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade route will begin on Centennial Road and proceed north to Lawson Road, west on Lawson Road and then over the Highland Creek overpass to Kingston Road. The route will continue along Old Kingston Road to Watson Road. The parade route closures will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

BIA Fusion of Taste Festival
Saturday closure:
Albion Road from Islington Avenue to Thistletown Boulevard will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 18 from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

North by Northeast Music Festival
Saturday closure:
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Taste of Little Italy
Weekend closure:
College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m.

MuchMusic Video Awards
Sunday closure:
There will be a series of road closures in the area bounded by Richmond Street in the south, Queen Street in the north, Simcoe Street in the east and Peter Street in the west from Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m.

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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