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September 17, 2009
Weekend events in Toronto - road closures
There are three 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.

Polish Festival

Saturday and Sunday closures:

* Roncesvalles Avenue, from Harvard Avenue to Howard Park Avenue, will be closed in both directions from Saturday, September 19 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 20 at 10 p.m.

Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival

Friday to Sunday closures

* Bloor Street, from Jane Street to Runnymede Avenue, will be closed from Friday, September 18 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, September 20 at 11:59 p.m.
* A series of other road closures involving local roads will take place in the area to accommodate this event.

Variety Village Walkathon

Sunday closure:

The westbound lanes of Danforth Avenue, from Kingston Road. to Birchmount Road., will be closed on Sunday, September 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 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. 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 Coordinator, 416-392-4391,



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