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June 13, 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.

Taste of Little Italy
College St., from Bathurst St. to Shaw St., will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 13 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 16 at 3 a.m.

Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade
Old Kingston Rd., from Watson Rd. to # 404 Old Kingston Rd., and Morrish Rd. from Kingston Rd. to Bush Gate will be closed on Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To accommodate the parade, Centennial Rd. will be closed from Conference Blvd./Clemes Dr. to Lawson Rd. from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade route will begin on Centennial Rd. and then proceed north to Lawson Rd., west on Lawson Rd., then over the bridge to Kingston Rd. The route will then continue along Old Kingston Rd. to Watson Rd. The parade closures will take place from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The Father’s Day 5K Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer
A series of road closures will take place to accommodate the run that takes place on Sunday, June 15. The start/finish area is located at the Distillery District and the route for the run proceeds south on Cherry St., and east on Commissioners St. before turning around on Carlaw Ave. The run will use the same roads (Commissioners St. and Cherry St.) to go back to the finish location at the Distillery District. Roads in the area will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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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