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September 9, 2010
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Five special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the affected areas will be open to pedestrians. Some roads will be closed to motor vehicles.

Taste of the Kingsway Festival - Saturday and Sunday closures
Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road (Royal York to remain open) will be closed from Saturday, September 11 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 12 at 11 p.m. Closures will include several side streets.

Junction Arts Festival - Saturday and Sunday closures
Dundas Street West from Runnymede Road to Annette Street, and several side streets within the festival area, will be closed from Saturday, September 11 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 12 at 11 p.m. Keele Street will remain open.

Cabbagetown Festival - Saturday and Sunday closures
Parliament Street from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. On Sunday, September 12, Parliament Street from Carlton Street to Wellesley Street will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Mural unveiling on Lawrence Avenue bridge over Highland Creek - Saturday closure
Two westbound lanes on Lawrence Avenue East between Galloway Road and Orton Park Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (one westbound lane will remain open) on Saturday, September 11. The eastbound lanes will not be affected.

Toronto Police 'Winged Wheels' performance - Sunday closure
The Toronto Police Service's Winged Wheels motorcycle team will give a precision motorcycle demonstration downtown. Bay Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, September 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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 season. 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

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:
Bruce Hawkins, Senior Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-3496,



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