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August 21, 2008
Weekend events and road closures in Toronto
There are four 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.

Front St., from Jarvis St. to Scott St., will be closed on Thursday, August 21 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m. Also, Front St., from Yonge St. to Scott St., will be closed from Friday, August 22 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Festival of South Asia
Gerrard St., from Glenside Ave. to Coxwell Ave., will be closed from Saturday, August 23 at 9 a.m. until Monday, August 25 at 3 a.m.

African Village Festival
Bloor St., from Ossington Ave. to Crawford St., will be closed from Saturday, August 23 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Queer Literacy Arts Festival
Church St., from Alexander St. to Gloucester St., will be closed on Sunday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 9 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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