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June 3, 2010
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
There are four special events this weekend that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. These festivals and 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. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

In addition to the road closures for these 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 these event areas, be patient and allow extra time to get to and from your destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

Portugal Day - Saturday closure:
Lansdowne Avenue from Bloor Street to College Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel Triathlon (bike race) - Saturday closure:
The westbound lanes of Kingston Road, from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maya’s March- Sunday closure:
Conlins Road from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail will be closed on Sunday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Becel Heart & Stroke Ride For Heart - Sunday closure:
• The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 6 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.
• Lake Shore Boulevard is an alternative route to use instead of the Gardiner Expressway. Alternative routes to use instead of the DVP include Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street and Don Mills Road.

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, sjohnsto@toronto.ca




 

 

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