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June 18, 2014
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Four special events in Toronto 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, a significant amount of road work is 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 and more information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at

The Village Welcomes the World – weekend closure:
Church Street from Wood Street to Gloucester Street will be closed from Friday, June 20 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 23 at 2 a.m. Wellesley Street will be open to traffic.

North by Northeast Music Festival – weekend closure:
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed on Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 from 7 to 11:59 p.m.

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival – Saturday closure:
Port Union Road south of Lawrence Avenue from Shoalhaven Drive to Bridgend Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk 5K – Sunday closure:
A series of road closures will take place for this event on Sunday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to noon in the area bounded by McCaul Street to the west, Bloor Street to the north, Bay Street to the east and Gerrard Street to the south.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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