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June 6, 2008
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are six 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.

Front St. E., from Yonge St. to Jarvis St., will be closed from Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 8 at midnight.

Portugal Day
• Lansdowne Ave., from Bloor St. W. to College St., will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Dundas St. W., from Lansdowne Ave. to Bathurst St., will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Portugal Day Parade will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
• A number of road closures will take place to accommodate the festival on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the area bounded by Dundas St. W. to the north, Crawford St. to the west, Queen St. W. to the south and Bellwoods Ave. to the east.

Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel Triathlon (bike race)
The westbound lanes of Kingston Rd., from Danforth Ave. to Birchmount Rd., will be closed on Saturday, June 7 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Festival on Bloor
Bloor St. W., from Spadina Ave. to Bathurst St., will be closed on Sunday, June 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the event.

Toronto Challenge
Wellington St. W., from Simcoe St. to John St., will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. Several road closures will also take place during the event in the area bounded by Wellington St. W. to the north, Bathurst St. to the west, Queen’s Quay in the south and York St. to the east.

The Walmart Walk for Miracles
The eastbound curb lane of Lake Shore Blvd. W., from Aquatic Dr. to The Boulevard Club, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon to accommodate the event.

For more information about these and other closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website 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. 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,



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