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June 13, 2012
News Release - Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
News Release

June 13, 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

Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade
Saturday closure:
• Old Kingston Road, from Kingston Road to Watson Road, and Morrish Road from Kingston Road to Bush Gate will be closed on Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• To accommodate the parade, Centennial Road will be closed from Cherrydale Court to Lawson Road from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade route will begin on Centennial Road and then proceed north to Lawson Road, west on Lawson Road, then over the Highland Creek overpass to Kingston Road. The route will then continue along Old Kingston Road to Watson Road. The parade closures will take place from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

North by Northeast Music Festival
Saturday closure:
• Yonge Street, from Dundas Street to Queen Street, will be closed on Saturday, June 16 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Taste of Little Italy
Weekend closure:
• College Street, from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street, will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 18 at 3 a.m.

Yorkville Exotic Car show
Sunday closure:
• Bloor Street, from Avenue Road to Bay Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Muchmusic Video Awards
Sunday closure:
• There will be a series of road closures in the area bounded by Richmond Street in the south, Queen Street in the north, Simcoe Street in the east and Peter Street in the west from Sunday, June 17 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 18 at 3 a.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



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