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May 30, 2008
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
  
There are two special events 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 more affordable and faster means of getting to their destinations.

Toronto Criterium Bike Race

Friday closure
Some streets will be closed between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. to accommodate the Toronto Criterium bike race. Streets along the route of the race will be closed during this time. The course will start and finish along Front St. E. (just in front of 39 Front St. E.). The racers will go west on Front St. E., south on Scott St., east on The Esplanade, north on Market St. and then west back onto Front St. E.

Becel Heart&Stroke Ride For Heart

Sunday closure
The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Ave. to the Humber Bridge, and the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 1 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event. Lake Shore Blvd. is an alternate route for the Gardiner Expressway. Alternate routes for the DVP, include Bayview Ave., Victoria Park Ave., Leslie St. and Don Mills Rd.

For more information about road closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website 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. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca


 

 

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