November 23, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

This weekend, several special events will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the affected 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, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.

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 destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at http://www.ttc.ca/ or following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Cavalcade of Lights
The following streets will be closed on Saturday, November 25 from 4 to 11:30 p.m.:
• Bay Street from Dundas Street to Richmond Street West (local traffic only from Dundas Street to Hagerman Street and controlled access point for Albert Street and James Street)
• Queen Street West from University Avenue to Yonge Street
• York Street from Queen Street West to Richmond Street West
• Elizabeth Street from Foster Place to Hagerman Street
• Hagerman Street from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street

Please note that due to the road closures for the Cavalcade of Lights, the City Hall drop-off/pickup location for Registered Wheel-Trans Users will be relocated to Chestnut Street, just south of Dundas Street West from 4 to 11:30 p.m.

KidzFest at Yonge-Dundas Square
Dundas Square from Yonge Street to O'Keefe Lane will be closed on Saturday, November 25 from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Cabbagetown BIA Holiday Kickoff
Carlton Street from Parliament Street to Exchange Lane will be closed on Saturday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Weston BIA Santa Claus Parade
Weston Road from St. Phillips Road to Church Street will be closed on Sunday, November 26 from noon to 2 p.m.

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Media Contacts:

Cheryl San Juan
cheryl.sanjuan@toronto.ca