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June 7, 2012
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
There are several special events this weekend that 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

Weekend closure:
A number of road closures will be required for this event. All closures listed below will take place from Friday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m:
• Front Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street
• Wellington Street, from Church Street to Leader Lane
• Church Street, from Colborne Street to The Esplanade
• Market Street, from Front Street to The Esplanade (this closure will be in place for Sunday, June 10 only)

Ride to Conquer Cancer
Saturday closure:
Lake Shore Boulevard, from Strachan Avenue to Windemere Avenue, and Windemere Avenue, from Lake Shore Boulevard to The Queensway, will be closed on Saturday, June 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Portugal Day
Saturday closure:
Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street to College Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Festival on Bloor
Sunday closure:
Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 10 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Toronto Challenge Run
Sunday closure:
Wellington Street, from Simcoe Street to John Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the south, Spadina Avenue in the west, Wellesley Street in the north and Bay Street to the east.

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



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