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October 16, 2009
Weekend event in Toronto - road closures
Roads will be affected by the Toronto Marathon this Sunday, which 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 destinations.

The Toronto Marathon
Sunday closures and intermittent delays:
The Toronto Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 18 and all closures and lane restrictions will occur on that day. The race begins at the North York Civic Centre at 8 a.m. (road closures begin at 6 a.m.) and the main segment of the race will take place on Yonge Street from Finch Avenue to Bloor Street.

• Some lane restrictions will occur in the area bounded by Yonge Street in the east, Spadina Avenue in the west, Davenport in south and Chaplin Crescent in the north.

• There will be intermittent lane closures along Queen’s Quay from York Street to Bathurst Street. There will also be some partial closures of Lake Shore Boulevard from Bathurst Street to Windermere Avenue on an intermittent basis.

• Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Crescent and University Avenue will be closed from Bloor Street to Queen’s Quay. The end of the race is at Queen’s Park. This area will be reopened at 4 p.m.

• To accommodate the Toronto Marathon and the closure of the Bayview/Bloor ramps, Bayview Avenue will be closed between Pottery Road and Rosedale Valley Road between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information about the marathon, visit

For more information about other road closures, 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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