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July 18, 2012
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
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 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 by clicking on http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Live Green Toronto Festival - Saturday closure
Yonge Street from Edward Street (just north of Dundas Street) to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, July 21 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Live Green Toronto Festival.

Big on Bloor - Saturday closure
Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue will be closed in both directions from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.

Thrill of the Grill - Saturday closure
Danforth Avenue from Jackman Avenue to Playter Boulevard will be closed in both directions on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fusion of Taste - Saturday and Sunday closure
Albion Road from Islington Avenue to Thistledown Boulevard will be closed from Saturday, July 21 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, July 22 at 1 a.m. for the Fusion of Taste event.

Toronto Triathlon Festival - Sunday closure
The eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway from the Humber River to Carlaw Avenue and the northbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway from the Gardiner Expressway to Eglinton Avenue will be closed on Sunday, July 22 from 2 a.m. until noon.

Youth Day Event - Sunday closure
Yonge Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to accommodate 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.

Media Contact
Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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