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July 24, 2008
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are three 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.

Beaches Jazz Festival

Queen St., from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave., will be closed in both directions from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. for three consecutive nights (Thursday, July 24, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26).

Just for Laughs Festival

Yonge St. will be closed from Dundas St. to Queen St., from Thursday, July 24 from 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, July 27 at noon. However, one lane of traffic in each direction will be open during the following times:
• Friday, July 25 from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, July 26 from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday

Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, July 27 from noon to 10 p.m. to accommodate this event:
• Augusta Ave.
• Baldwin St.
• Kensington Ave.

Partial closure of intersection at Bathurst and Dupont

The intersection of Bathurst St. and Dupont St. will be partially closed for TTC track replacement work from Friday, July 25 at 9 a.m. to Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

All westbound traffic on Dupont St. will be diverted north onto Bathurst St. while all eastbound traffic on Dupont St. will be diverted at Christie St. Local eastbound traffic will have access to Palmerston Ave.

All southbound traffic on Bathurst St. will be diverted at Davenport Rd. Local southbound traffic will have access to Bridgman Ave.

One northbound lane of traffic on Bathurst St. will be maintained throughout the construction period.

Alternative eastbound and westbound routes include Davenport Rd. and Bloor St. while Spadina Ave. could be an alternative for southbound traffic.

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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