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July 6, 2009
Road closures due to weekend events
There are two 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.

Road Closures:

Honda Indy Weekend

• On Wednesday, July 8 at noon, Strachan Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Fleet Street will be closed. Later the same day, as of 9:00 p.m., Lake Shore Boulevard, from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive will be closed. Both closures are in effect until Sunday, July 12 at 12 midnight. Please be advised that there will be NO east or west bound traffic during this closure.

• Access from Lake Shore Boulevard to Ontario Place only will be available.

• Alternate east/west routes are the Gardiner Expressway or King Street.

Salsa on St. Clair

• From Saturday, July 11, at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, July 12 at 10:00 p.m., St. Clair Avenue West will be closed from Winona Drive to Christie Street, in both directions.

For more information about road closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at

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