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September 6, 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

Saturday closures:

Jesus in the City Parade Street Festival: The southbound lanes of Queen's Park Crescent, from Wellesley Street to College Street will be closed on Saturday, September 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Urban Warrior Run: A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Unwin Avenue to the north, Cherry Street to the west, Tommy Thompson Park to the south and Leslie Street to the east on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Weekend closures:

Taste of the Kingsway: Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive North to Montgomery Road will be closed from Friday, September 7 at 12 noon to Sunday, September 9 at 11 p.m. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.

Chinatown Festival: The northbound lanes of Spadina Avenue, from College Street to Dundas Street, will be closed from Saturday, September 8 at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, September 9 at 11 p.m. to accommodate the event.

Cabbagetown Festival: Parliament Street, from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Parliament Street, from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street, will be closed on Sunday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Fiera Tarantella Festival: College Street, from Shaw Street to Bathurst Street, will be closed from Saturday, September 8 at 9 a.m. to Monday, September 10 at 3 a.m.

Sunday closure:

The Bang and Olufsen Yorkville 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk: A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Davenport Road to the north, Queen's Park/Avenue Road to the west, College Street to the south and Bay Street to the east on Sunday, September 9 from 7 a.m. to 11 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
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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