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July 5, 2010
Road closures for Shriners Parade in Toronto
The Shriners Parade on Tuesday, July 6 will involve some road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the parade. The area affected will remain open to pedestrians while the roads are closed to vehicle traffic.

Shriners Parade
Tuesday closure:
• There will be a number of road closures in the area bounded by Bloor Street to the north, College Street to the south, Bay Street to the east and St. George Street to the west on Tuesday, July 6 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate the formation area for the parade.
• During the parade (from about 1 to 6 p.m.), University Avenue from College Street to Queen Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• University Avenue from Queen Street to Front Street will be closed between noon and 7 p.m. to accommodate the dispersal area for the parade. During that time, east-west routes (including Richmond Street, Adelaide Street, King Street and Wellington Street) will be open to traffic.

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.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city this summer. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations. If you need to drive in event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

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

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Senior Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391,



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