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July 25, 2012
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
Several 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 is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Beaches Jazz Festival - Thursday to Saturday closure

Queen Street East, from Woodbine Avenue to Beech Avenue, will be closed as follows:

Thursday, July 26 from 6 p.m. to midnight
Friday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays - Sunday closure

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, July 29 from noon to 7:30 p.m.:

• Augusta Avenue, from Dundas Street West to College Street
• Kensington Avenue, from Dundas Street West to Baldwin Street
• Baldwin Street, from parking garage to Augusta Avenue
• St. Andrew Street, from parking garage to Kensington Avenue

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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