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October 2, 2009
Weekend events in Toronto - road closures
  
Roads will be affected by three special events this weekend in Toronto that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Businesses in the event 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 destinations.

Nuit Blanche
Saturday and Sunday closures:
• Bay Street between Edward Street and Front Street will be closed from Saturday, October 3 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, October 4 at 9 a.m. All intersections of Bay Street within this area will remain open to accommodate east/west traffic.
• Liberty Street will be closed between Dufferin Street and Pirandello Street from Saturday, October 3 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 4 at 8 a.m.
• McCaul Street will be closed between Dundas Street West and Grange Road from Saturday, October 3 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, October 4 at 8 a.m.
• Parliament Street will be closed between Winchester Street and Carlton Street from Saturday, October 3 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, October 4 at 8 a.m.

Run for the Cure
Sunday closures and intermittent delays:
Queen Street from Bay Street to University Avenue will be closed on Sunday, October 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to accommodate the Sunday races.

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

Firefighters Memorial
Sunday closure:
The northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent from College Street to Grosvenor Street will be closed on Sunday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about road closures, visit the City’s website at www.toronto.ca/transportation.

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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