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August 22, 2012
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
Two special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

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.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets. In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new site can be accessed at www.toronto.ca/inview.

BuskerFest - Thursday to Sunday closures:
There are a series of closures for Buskerfest in the St. Lawrence Market area:
• Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from The Esplanade to Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Scott Street from north of Scott Lane to the midway point between Wellington Street and Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Market Street from Front Street to The Esplanade will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from north of Front Street to Colborne Street will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Wellington Street from Church Street to Leader Lane will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Bio-K+ Bum Run 5K Toronto - Sunday closures:
A series of closures will take place in the area bounded by Bay Street in the east, College Street in the south, Spadina in the west and Bloor Street in the north on Sunday, August 26 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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 Coordinator
416-392-3496
bhawkin@toronto.ca

 

 

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