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August 9, 2018
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Two events this week will involve some local road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events. Businesses in the two areas 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. 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. TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

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

Taste of the Danforth
The annual Taste of the Danforth event will include several road closures:
• Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. to Monday, August 13 at 4 a.m.
• Pape Avenue from Lipton Avenue to Hazelwood Avenue will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 10 at 6 p.m. to Monday, August 13 at 4 a.m.
• Logan Avenue from Danforth Avenue to the south side of the laneway north of Danforth Avenue will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 9 at 3 p.m. to Monday, August 13 at 4 a.m.

A map of the above closures is available at

Feast of St. Lawrence
• Front Street East from Scott Street to Church Street will be fully closed from Friday, August 10 at 9 a.m. to Saturday, August 11 at 2 a.m.
• Market Street from Front Street East to Wilton Street will be closed on Saturday, August 11 from 4 a.m. to midnight.

Lake Shore Boulevard, King Street or Adelaide Street will be alternatives for motorists. A map of the above closures is available at

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