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August 8, 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, which is a map showing information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new website can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview/.

Taste of the Danforth - Friday to Sunday closure
Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 10 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, August 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Wheels on the Danforth and Fun in the Park - Saturday closures
The following roads will be closed in both directions on Saturday, August 11 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate Wheels on the Danforth and Fun in the Park.
• Danforth Avenue from Warden Avenue to Byng Avenue
• Danforth Road from Landry Avenue to Danforth Avenue

Toronto 10-Miler and 5K race - Sunday closure
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Eastern Avenue to the north, Parliament Street to the west, Commissioners Street to the south and Leslie Street to the east on Sunday, August 12 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this running 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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