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May 29, 2009
Weekend events in Toronto
There are five 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.

People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to their destinations.

Toronto Criterium Bike Race - Friday closure:
Some streets near the St. Lawrence Market will be closed between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. to accommodate the bike races. The race course will start and finish on Front Street East (in front of 39 Front St. E.). The racers will go left onto Scott Street, turn left onto The Esplanade, left onto Market Street and left back onto Front Street.

Malvern Bicycle Race - Saturday closure:
The northbound lanes of Neilson Road from Sheppard Avenue to Sewells Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 to accommodate this event.

West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre Bike Triathalon - Saturday closure:
Pharmacy Avenue from Dophin Drive to Conroy Avenue will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 for this event.

World Partnership Walk - Sunday closure:
The formation and dispersal area for the parade will be at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
A number of partial and full closures will take place affecting King Street and Simcoe Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 to accommodate this event.
University Avenue from Wellington Street to Queen’s Park Crescent will be closed in both directions during this event.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday - Sunday closure:
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, May 31 from noon to 10:30 p.m. to accommodate this event:
Augusta Avenue
Baldwin Street
Kensington Avenue

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. 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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