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April 30, 2010
Sunday, May 2 event and road closure in Toronto
  
There is a special event this weekend in Toronto that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic, but some roads will be closed to motorists.

The public is encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to their destinations.

The Sporting Life 10-K Run
Sunday road closures:

Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 2 to accommodate the formation area for the run.

Closures along the route for the run (closures between 7:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.):
• Yonge Street between Erskine Street and Richmond Street
• Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
• Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
• Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
• Bathurst Street from Front Street to Lake Shore Boulevard
• Fleet Street from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard

In addition, road closures will be in effect between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the following streets:
• Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard
• Strachan Avenue from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard

Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area.

More information about this road closure and others is available at http://www.toronto.ca/transportation.

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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