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August 5, 2010
Weekend event with road closure in Toronto
  
One special event in Toronto this weekend will involve a road closure. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the Taste of the Danforth event. Businesses will be open to pedestrian traffic.

Taste of the Danforth
Friday to Sunday road closure:
Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 6 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, August 8 at midnight.

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 http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

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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