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May 10, 2019
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
A variety of events this weekend will involve local road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the local areas will be 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. They are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.

Cherry blossoms at High Park
All vehicle access points for High Park will continue to be closed daily (including Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12) to accommodate peak bloom season for cherry blossoms. Residents and visitors are asked to ride public transit where possible. Media are reminded to use the vehicle parking areas outside the park.

More information, including details about many other locations across the city where the public can view cherry blossoms, is available at

Meagan's Walk for Sick Kids Foundation
Elizabeth Street between Gerrard Street East and Elm Street will be closed on Saturday, May 11 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this annual walk. A map of this closure is available at and information about the event at

University of Toronto Science Rendezvous
St. George Street between College Street and Harbord Street and Russell Street between Huron Street and St. George Street will be closed on Saturday, May 11 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for this event. A map of these closures is available at

Parkdale Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival
Cowan Avenue south of Queen Street West to the alleyway will be closed on Saturday, May 11 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A map of this festival-related road closure is available at

Opening of George Chuvalo Centre
Sousa Mendes Street between Ruskin Avenue and Macaulay Avenue will be closed on Saturday, May 11 from noon to 5 p.m. for this event. A map of the closure is available at

Sporting Life 10K
A series of full and rolling closures will be in effect at various times between 4:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to accommodate this running event on Sunday, May 12. Parts of collector/arterial roads and local roads will experience rolling closures. Highlights include Yonge Street between Davisville Avenue and Richmond Street, as well as parts of Richmond Street (East and West), Jarvis Street, Adelaide Street (East and West), York Street, Peter Street/Blue Jays Way, Front Street West, Bathurst Street and Fort York Boulevard. A map of the race is available at

Environment Days community event
Borden Street from Harbord Street to Lennox Street will be closed on Sunday, May 12 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a local Environment Days event. A map of this closure is available at

Toronto Raptors tailgate and viewing party
Bremner Boulevard from Lake Shore Boulevard West to the east side of the parking garage at 25 York St. will be closed on Sunday, May 12 from 7 a.m. to midnight for activities tied to the Toronto Raptors' game concluding their basketball playoff series. A map of the closure is available at

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. TTC customers can subscribe to eAlerts at or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter to receive information about service diversions.

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

Information about road closures related to parades and special events that are overseen by the Toronto Police Service is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.9 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. 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 on Twitter at, on Instagram at or on Facebook at

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