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October 12, 2011
Weekend event with road closures in Toronto
A special event this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. 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. 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 Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Saturday and Sunday closures:
• Bay Street from Wellington Street to King Street will be closed from Saturday, October 15 at noon to Sunday, October 16 at 7 p.m. to accommodate the race's finish-line activities.
• University Avenue from Front Street to Dundas Street will be closed on Sunday, October 16 from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to accommodate the start line activities for the race.
• A series of full road closures will take place on Sunday, October 16 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the race. These closures will occur in the area bounded by Queen Street in the north, Victoria Park in the east, Lake Ontario in the south and Windermere Avenue in the west. Other roads in this area will be closed periodically to accommodate the event.

Anyone attending events at Exhibition Place and driving there from the city's west end will need to use the Spadina Avenue off-ramp and follow the detour signs. The Jameson Avenue off ramp will be opened at 11 a.m. to allow direct access to the Exhibition Place grounds.

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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