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August 12, 2010
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Two special events will involve road closures this Sunday. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events. Businesses in the affected areas will be open to pedestrian traffic but the roads identified below will be closed to motor vehicle 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.

Church Street Fetish Fair
Sunday closure:
Church Street from Alexander Street to Gloucester Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, August 15 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Kensington Pedestrian Sunday
Sunday closure:
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, August 15 from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event.
• Augusta Avenue
• Baldwin Street
• Kensington Avenue
• St. Andrew Street

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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