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May 24, 2012
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 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

Toronto Taste
Queen's Park will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to the top end of Queen's Park Circle from Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. to Monday, May 28 at 6 a.m. for this event.

World Partnership Walk
• The formation and dispersal area for the walk/parade will be at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
• A number of partial and full closures will take place affecting King Street and Simcoe Street between 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 to accommodate this event.
• University Avenue from Wellington Street to Queen’s Park Circle will be closed in both directions during this time.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
Parts of Augusta Avenue, Baldwin Street, Kensington Avenue and St. Andrew Street will be closed on Sunday, May 27 from noon to 7:30 p.m. for this event.

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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