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November 14, 2008
Weekend road closures for Santa Claus Parade
A series of road and lane closures and intermittent delays will take place this weekend to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic.

The public is encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to the parade.

Bloor Street West, from Christie Street to Ossington Avenue, will be closed Sunday, November 16 from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. to accommodate the set-up and formation area for the parade.

The parade route includes a number of full road and lane closures, from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, as follows:
• Bloor Street West, from Christie Street to Queen's Park
• Queen's Park/University Avenue, from Bloor Street West to Queen Street West (including Queen’s Park Crescent East)
• Queen Street West, from University Avenue to Yonge Street
• Yonge Street, from Queen Street to Front Street
• Front Street East, from Yonge Street to Church Street

Front Street East, from Church Street to Jarvis Street, will also be closed on Sunday, November 16 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to accommodate the dispersal of the parade.

For further information about 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 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 Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391,



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