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September 24, 2009
Weekend events in Toronto - road closures
There are three 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.

Korean Canadian Cultural Association 5K and 10K races

Saturday closure:

A number of intermittent lane closures will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to noon on the following roads: Leslie Street, York Mills Road, Don Mills Road, Lawrence Avenue East and Eglinton Avenue East to accommodate this event.

Word on The Street

Saturday and Sunday closure:

Queen's Park/Queen's Park Crescent will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to Wellesley Street from Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. for this event.

Waterfront Marathon

Saturday and Sunday closure:

* Bay Street, from Queen Street to Dundas Street, will be closed from Saturday, September 26 at 12 noon to Sunday, September 27 at 6 p.m. to accommodate the start/finish line activities for the race.
* A series of full road closures will take place on Sunday, September 27 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the race. These closures will occur in the area bounded by Queen Street in the north, Victoria Park in the east, Lake Ontario in the south and Windermere Avenue in the west. Other roads in this area will be closed periodically to accommodate the event. For more information about the route visit

For more information about road closures, visit the City's website at

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Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,



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