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May 2, 2008
Weekend event and road closures in Toronto
There is one special event 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.

The Sporting Life 10-K Run
Yonge St., between Lawrence Ave. and Erskine Ave., will be closed from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 4 to accommodate the formation area for the run.

Along the route for the run (closures between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m.):
• Yonge St., from Lawrence Ave. to Adelaide St., will be closed in both directions
• Adelaide St., from Yonge St. to Sherbourne St., will be closed in both directions
• Sherbourne St. will be closed to southbound traffic, from Adelaide St. to Lake Shore Blvd.
• traffic travelling west on Lake Shore Blvd. E., from Sherbourne St. to York St. will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes
• York St., from Lake Shore Blvd. W. to Bremner Blvd., will be closed in both directions
• Bremner Blvd. (end of race) from Simcoe St. to York St., all eastbound lanes will be closed and one westbound lane will be closed.

Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area.

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 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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