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May 10, 2018
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three 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 and visitors.

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 destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Road closures related to parades and special events that are overseen by the Toronto Police Service are available at

University of Toronto Science Rendezvous – Saturday closures
St. George Street from College Street to Harbord Street will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 to accommodate this event.

Meagan's Walk – Saturday closures
Elizabeth Street from Elm Street to Gerrard Street West and Elm Street from SickKids parking garage entrance to Elizabeth Street will be closed from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 to accommodate the Meagan's Walk event.

Sporting Life 10k - Sunday closures and delays
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton Avenue will be closed from 4:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 13 to accommodate the formation area for the Sporting Life 10k run. Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:
• Yonge Street between Eglinton Avenue and Richmond Street
• Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street/Blue Jays Way
• Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
• Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
• Bathurst Street between Front Street and Fort York Boulevard
• Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Fleet Street
Drivers can expect delays on Lake Shore Boulevard at Fort York Boulevard as runners enter Coronation Park.

Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area. It is expected that all roads will re-open by 12:30 p.m. More information is available at

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Cheryl San Juan
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391, 416-553-1076 (cell)



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