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July 17, 2009
Toronto weekend events and road maintenance
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. Paving road maintenance will also be happening - see below details.

Road Closures:

Just for Laughs

Yonge St. will be closed from Dundas St. W. to Queen St. W. as follows:

* From Friday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 a.m.
* From Saturday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 19 at 1:00 a.m.

Acura 10 Miller and 5km Race

From Sunday, July 19 at 8:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. the following streets will be closed:

Front St., between Trinity and Mill Streets,
Cherry St., between Front and Lake Shore
Lakeshore Blvd., between Cherry St. and Don Roadway
Don Roadway, between Lake Shore and Commissioners St.
Commissioners St., between Don Roadway and Leslie St.
Leslie St., between Commissioners St. and Tommy Thompson Park Rd.

Paving operations are scheduled from Friday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m. to Monday, July 20 at 5:00 a.m. at the intersection of Yonge St. and Lake Shore Blvd. and Yonge St. and Harbour St. resulting in the following road closures:

Lake Shore Blvd., closed between Bay St. and Jarvis St.
Yonge St., closed between Front St. and Queens Quay

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

Media contact: City of Toronto Media Relations line during the labour disruption - 416-338-7768



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