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September 26, 2008
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are four 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 greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to their destinations.

Korean Canadian Cultural Association 5K and 10K races

Saturday closure:

A number of lane closures will take place on Saturday, September 27 from 8 a.m. to noon on the following roads: Leslie St., York Mills Rd., Don Mills Rd., Lawrence Ave. E. and Eglinton Ave. E. to accommodate this event.

Word On The Street

Saturday and Sunday closure:

Queen’s Park Cres. will be closed in both directions from Bloor St. to Wellesley St. from Saturday, September 27 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, September 28 at 11:59 p.m. for this event.

Waterfront Marathon

Saturday and Sunday closure:

• Bay St., from Queen St. to Dundas St., will be closed from Saturday, September 27 at noon to Sunday, September 28 at 6 p.m. to accommodate the start/finish line activities for the race.
• Lakeshore Blvd., from Windermere Ave. to Woodbine Ave., will be closed on Sunday, September 28 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the race. Other roads in the vicinity will be closed periodically to accommodate the event.

As a result of the race, there will a number of closures involving on and off ramps from the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, September 28 between 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. The closures are as follows:

Off Ramps
• Eastbound off-ramps to be closed: Jameson, York/Bay/Yonge, Jarvis (note: Eastbound off-ramp to northbound Spadina will remain open)
• Westbound off-ramps to be closed: Jarvis, Bay/York, Spadina/Lake Shore (note: Westbound off-ramps to northbound Sherbourne, northbound Yonge and northbound Spadina will remain open)
On Ramps
•Eastbound on-ramps to be closed: Jameson, Bay

Guru Granth Guruship 300th Anniversary Parade

Sunday closure:

To accommodate this event, a series of road closures will take place on Sunday, September 28 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the area bounded by Highway 427 to the west, Martin Grove Rd. to the east, Albion Rd. to the north and Rexdale Blvd. to the south.

For more information about road 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 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.

Media contact: Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,



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