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July 13, 2010
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three special events this coming weekend will involve road closures (starting Wednesday for the Honda Indy). 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

Festival of South Asia
Saturday to Monday closure:
Gerard Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 17 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 19 at 2 a.m.

Salsa on St. Clair
Saturday and Sunday closures:
St. Clair Avenue from Wynona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 17 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 18 at 10 p.m.

Honda Indy Toronto
• On Wednesday, July 14 starting at noon, Strachan Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Fleet Street will be closed. Later the same day, as of 9 p.m. Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive will be closed. Both closures will be in effect until Sunday, July 18 at midnight. There will be no eastbound or westbound traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard during the closure.
• Access from Lake Shore Boulevard to Ontario Place only will be available.
• Alternative east/west routes are the Gardiner Expressway and King Street.

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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