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September 29, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three special events this 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. 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 Nuit Blanche
Saturday and Sunday closures:
The following closures will take place from Saturday, October 1 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 2 at 9 a.m.
• Yonge Street between Front Street and Bloor Street
• Bay Street between Front Street West and Dundas Street West
• Queen Street between Yonge Street and University Avenue (allowing streetcars to pass through)
• Queen's Park Crescent East between College Street and Charles Street

There will be other closures associated with the above to accommodate Nuit Blanche. More information about getting around for the all-night event is available at

CIBC Run for the Cure:
Sunday closures and intermittent delays:
The following combination of road and lane closures on Sunday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be required to accommodate the CIBC Run for the Cure: University Avenue/Queen's Park Crescent/Queen’s Park from Edward Street to Bloor Street and Bloor Street from St. George Street to Queen’s Park.

Firefighter Memorial
Sunday closure:
The northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent from College Street to Grosvenor Street will be closed on Sunday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 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.

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Co-ordinator



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