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June 10, 2010
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
There are four special events this weekend involving road closures 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. Some roads will be closed to motorists.

In addition to 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, try to be patient, allowing extra time to get to and from your destination.

A more complete list of events and road work is available at

Woofstock - Weekend closure:
Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed from Friday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 13 at midnight for the annual Woofstock event.

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival - Saturday closure:
Port Union Road from Lawrence Avenue to Bridgend Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate this local festival.

Festival on Bloor - Sunday closure:
Bloor Street from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street will be closed on Sunday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Toronto Challenge Run - Sunday closure:
Wellington Street from Simcoe Street to John Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the north, Bathurst Street in the west, Queen’s Quay in the south and York Street to the east.

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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