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July 5, 2012
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several 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

In addition, the City of Toronto recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new website can be accessed at

Honda Indy Weekend - Wednesday to Sunday closures
Strachan Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Fleet Street, and Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive, are closed until Sunday, July 8 at midnight. There is no eastbound or westbound traffic during these closures. The only available access to Ontario Place during this five-day period is from Lake Shore Boulevard at the foot of Strachan Avenue. Two alternative east and west routes are the Gardiner Expressway and King Street.

Salsa on St. Clair - Saturday and Sunday closures
St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 7 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 8 at 11 p.m.

Taste of Lawrence - Weekend closures
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, July 8 at 11:59 p.m.

Festival of South Asia - Weekend closures
Gerard Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 9 at 1 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.

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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