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June 17, 2002

Yonge Street hosts the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival - Road Closures
  
TORONTO, ONTARIO - The annual Celebrate Toronto Street Festival
transforms the city¡¦s famous Yonge Street into 500,000 square feet of fabulous
free entertainment featuring 5 festival sites, 12 stages, 1250 performers and
more than 750 things to see and do! To accommodate this exciting event, the
following roads will be closed for the celebration, July 5, 6 and 7, 2002:

ROAD CLOSURES

Lawrence:

  • Yonge Street south of St. Germaine Avenue to the north side
    of Bedford Park Avenue from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on
    Sunday, July 7


    Eglinton:

  • Yonge Street north of Soudan Avenue to the south side of
    Eglinton Avenue from 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,
    July 7.

  • Yonge Street south of Briar Hill Avenue to north of Eglinton
    Avenue from 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

  • Eglinton Avenue west of Holly Street to east of Duplex Avenue
    from 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

    St. Clair:

  • Yonge Street north of St. Clair Avenue to the south side of
    Heath Street from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,

    July 7.

  • Yonge Street south of St. Clair Avenue to the north side of
    Rosehill Avenue from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,

    July 7.

    Bloor:

  • Yonge Street south of Bloor Street to the north side of
    Wellesley Street from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,

    July 7.


    Dundas:

  • Yonge Street south of Dundas Street to the north side of
    Shuter Street from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,

    July 7.

  • Yonge Street south of Shuter Street to the north side of
    Queen Street from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,

    July 7.

  • Dundas Square east of Yonge Street to the west side of
    Victoria Street from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,

    July 7.

    The TTC's Family Day Pass, normally only offered on Sundays, will be available
    both Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 to make it easy for the whole family
    to enjoy the festival fun at one low price! The Family Day Pass offers up to
    six people unlimited one-day travel for only $7.50 per day. Celebrate Toronto
    Street Festival sites are located on Yonge Street at the following subway
    stations along the Yonge-University line: Dundas, Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton
    and Lawrence.

    TTC patrons can also enjoy free parking (subject to availability & change) at
    Kipling, Islington, Victoria Park, Warden, Kennedy, Finch, Yorkdale and Wilson
    subway stations.
    For more information about the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival presented by
    Shoppers Drug Mart call the Event Hotline at 416-338-0338 or visit the Toronto
    Special Events website at http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/special_events.

    For more information about the TTC's Special Festival (Family) Pass, call the
    TTC's Information Line at 416-393-4636. For detailed information about the
    road closures, call the 24 hour hotline at
    416-392-5559 or 416-599-9090.

    Media Contacts:
    Aretha Phillip
    Event Supervisor, Marketing
    Toronto Special Events
    416-395-7381
    aphilli@city.toronto.on.ca

    Kimberly Bain
    Event Supervisor, Marketing
    Toronto Special Events
    416-395-7411
    kbain@city.toronto.on.ca

    Media Contact
    see Media Contacts above

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