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October 3, 2008
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are a number of special events taking place 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.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Church Street, between Gloucester Street and Alexander Street, will be closed from Saturday, October 4 at 3 p.m. to Sunday, October 5 at 8 a.m. The intersection of Church Street and Wellesley Street will remain open to accommodate traffic on Wellesley Street

Liberty Street will be closed between Dufferin Street and Jefferson Avenue from Saturday, October 4 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 5 at 8 a.m. Fraser and Pardee Avenues will also be closed during that time.

CIBC Run for the Cure
Queen Street West, from Bay Street to University Avenue, will be closed Sunday, October 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to accommodate the race.

The race event route will also include a combination of road and lane closures on University Avenue, from Queen Street West to Bloor Street West (including Queen’s Park Crescent), and on Bloor Street West, from St. Devonshire Place to Queen’s Park Crescent.

Firefighters Memorial
The northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent, from College Street to Grosvenor Street, will be closed on Sunday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391



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