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September 15, 2010
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
  
Two special events this coming weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic, but some roads will be closed to motorists.

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.

Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival
Friday to Sunday closures:
• Bloor Street, from Jane Street to Runnymede Avenue, will be closed from Friday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, September 19 at 11:59 p.m.
• A series of other road closures involving local roads will take place in the area to accommodate this event.

Variety Village 5 Kilometre Wheels, Run and Walk-N-Roll
Sunday closure: Danforth Avenue, from Kingston Road to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Sunday, September 19 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca



 

 

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