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June 27, 2012
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
A number of 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

Canada Day Celebration at Queen’s Park
Sunday closure:
• Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Circle from College Street to Hoskin Avenue will be closed on Sunday, July 1 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Canada Day Parade in Scarborough
Sunday closure:
• Brimley Road will be closed from Progress Avenue to Ellesmere Road from 1 to 6 p.m. and from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue from 3 to 8 p.m.
• Ellesmere Road will be closed from Midland Avenue to McCowan Road from 4 to 5 p.m.

Pride Week Festivities
Weekend closures:
• Church Street Pride Festival - June 29 to July 2
Church Street from Carlton Street to Hayden Street will be closed from Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m. to Monday, July 2 at 6 a.m.

• Pride and Remembrance Run - Saturday, June 30
Wellesley Street from Jarvis Street to and including Queen's Park Circle will be closed on Saturday, June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

• Dyke March - Saturday, June 30
March route: Starts at Church and Hayden Street, north on Church Street to Bloor Street East, west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Carlton Street and east on Carlton Street to finish at Sherbourne Avenue. Roads will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (the march is from 2 to 4 p.m.).

• Pride Parade - Sunday, July 1
Formation area: Rosedale Valley Road, from Bayview Avenue to Park Road.
Parade route: Starts at Church Street and Bloor Street East, west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Gerrard Street, and east on Gerrard Street back to Church Street. Roads will be closed for varying periods between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (the parade is from 2 to 6 p.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
Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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