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June 12, 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.

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

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival
Saturday closure:
Port Union Road, from Lawrence Avenue to Bridgend Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Weekend closures:
• The eastbound lanes of Queen’s Quay from Lower Simcoe Street to Lower Spadina Avenue will be closed on Saturday, June 13 at 6 a.m. to Monday, June 15 at 2 a.m.
• Cumberland Street, from Avenue Road to Belair Street, will be closed on Friday, June 12 from 2 p.m. to Monday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

Weekend closures:
Front Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street, will be closed from Friday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 14 at midnight.

Festival on Bloor
Sunday closure:
Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the event.

Toronto Challenge Run
Sunday closure:
Wellington Street, from Simcoe Street to John Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the north, Bathurst Street in the west, Queen’s Quay in the south and York Street to the east.

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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