Weekend event with road closures in Toronto |
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A special event this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event - the "Toronto Yonge Street 10k" run on Sunday. 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 Yonge Street 10k - Sunday closures
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22 to accommodate the formation area for the run. Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
• Yonge Street between Erskine Street and Richmond Street
• Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
• Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
• Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
• Bathurst Street from Front Street to Lake Shore Boulevard
• Fleet Street from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard
In addition, two other road closures related to the run will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday on the following streets:
• Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard
• Strachan Avenue from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard
Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area.
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| Steve Johnston|
|Senior Communications Coordinator|