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August 10, 2011
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three special events this coming weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event. 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

Bloorcourt Village Street Festival
Saturday closure:
Bloor Street from Dovercourt Avenue to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, August 13 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for this event. Ossington Avenue, however, will be open to traffic during the event.

Church Street Village Fair
Sunday closure:
Church Street from Alexander Street to Gloucester Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, August 14 at 8 a.m. until Monday, August 15 at 1 a.m., to accommodate this event. Wellesley Street will be open during the event.

Acura 10-Miler and 5K race
Sunday closure:
A series of road closures for this running event will take place in the area bounded by Eastern Avenue to the north, Parliament Street to the west, Commissioners Street to the south and Leslie Street to the east on Sunday, August 14 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.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.

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Steve Johnston
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