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August 27, 2009
Weekend events in Toronto - road closures
  
There are four special events this weekend in Toronto that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Businesses in the areas involved 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.

BuskerFest
Thursday to Sunday closure:
A series of closures will take place for this event including:
• Market Street, from Front Street to The Esplanade, from Thursday, August 27 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
• The westbound lanes of Front Street, from Church Street to Jarvis Street, will be closed today, August 27, from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. This closure will go back into effect from Friday, August 28 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
• The eastbound lanes of Front Street, from Church Street to Jarvis Street, will be closed from Thursday, August 27 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
• Front Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed from Friday, August 28 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street, from the Esplanade to Front Street, will be closed from Friday, August 28 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.

African Village Festival
Saturday to Sunday closure:
Bloor Street from Ossington Avenue to Crawford Street will be closed from Saturday, August 29 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Live Green Toronto Festival
Sunday closure:
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed on Sunday, August 30 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays
Sunday closure:
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, August 30 from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event:
• Augusta Avenue
• Baldwin Street
• Kensington Avenue
• St. Andrew Street

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, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca


 

 

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