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September 11, 2009
Weekend events in Toronto - road closures
  
Five special events in Toronto this weekend will affect roads. Local businesses will be 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.

Junction Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday road closures:
Dundas Street West from Keele Street to Clendennan Avenue will be closed from Saturday, September 12 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 13 at 11 p.m. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.

Taste of the Kingsway
Saturday and Sunday closures:
Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive North to Montgomery Road will be closed from Saturday, September 12 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 13 at 11:59 p.m. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.

Cabbagetown Festival
Saturday and Sunday closures:
• Parliament Street from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Parliament Street from Carlton Street to Wellesley Street will be closed on Sunday, September 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada ‘Winged Wheels’ performance
Saturday and Sunday closures:
Bay Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and on Sunday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aids Event/Walk
Sunday closure:
Church Street from Alexander Street to Carlton Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, September 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The walk starts on Church Street just south of Carlton Street, moves west on Queen Street (curb lane) to Yonge Street, north (curb lane) to Charles Street, east on Charles Street (south cub lane) to Jarvis Street, and south (curb lane) on Jarvis Street to Cawthra Park. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. and is expected to continue until 4 p.m.

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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