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May 1, 2009
Weekend event-related road closure in Toronto
There is one special event this weekend in Toronto that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy: the Sporting Life 10-K Run. 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.

Sporting Life 10-K Run -- Sunday road closure:
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 3 to accommodate the formation area for the run.

Along the route for the run (closures between 5 and 11 a.m.):
• Yonge Street from Lawrence Avenue to Richmond Street will be closed in both directions
• Richmond Street from Yonge St. to Peter St. will be closed in both directions
• Peter Street will be closed to southbound traffic from Richmond St. to Front St.
• Front Street from Peter St. to Bathurst St. will be closed in both directions
• Bathurst Street from Front St. to Fleet St. will be closed in both directions
• Fort York Boulevard (end of race) from Bathurst St. to Fleet St. will be closed in both directions.

Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area.

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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