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May 19, 2004
Re-routing traffic for festivities
  
Toronto Special Events - Scheduled for July 9 - 11, 2004, the Celebrate Toronto
Street Festival transforms five intersections along the world's longest street,
giving the right of way to a curb to curb celebration of tastes, talent and all
that is Toronto! The festival's five sites (at Lawrence, Eglinton, St. Clair,
Bloor and Dundas) will re-route traffic to make way for non-stop entertainment
throughout the weekend.

Please note the following road closures:

Yonge @ Lawrence

· Yonge Street - South from the south side of St Germain Avenue and Golfdale
Road to the north side of Bedford Park Avenue

Yonge @ Eglinton

· Yonge Street - South from the south side of Keewatin Avenue to the north side
of Soudan Avenue
· Eglinton Avenue - East from the east side of Duplex Avenue to the west side
of Holly Street

Yonge @ St. Clair

· Yonge Street - South from the south side of Heath Street to the north side of
St. Clair Avenue
· Yonge Street - South from the south side of St. Clair Avenue to the north
side of Rosehill Avenue

Yonge @ Bloor

· Yonge Street - South from the south side of Bloor Street to the north side of
Wellesley Street

Yonge @ Dundas

· Yonge Street - South from the south side of Dundas Street to the north side
of Shuter Street
· Dundas Square Street - East from Yonge Street to the west side of Victoria
Street

Scheduled for July 9 - 11, 2004, the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival
transforms five intersections along the world's longest street, giving right of
way to a curb to curb celebration of tastes, talent and all that is Toronto!
Yonge Street, where it intersects with Dundas St., Bloor St., St. Clair Ave.,
Eglinton Ave. and Lawrence Ave., is converted into a stage for free
entertainment that covers the artistic spectrum. Named the "Best Festival" at
the 2004 Canadian Event Industry Association's Star Awards, this sizzling
summer festival stimulates audiences' senses with hot entertainment to see,
cool music to hear and delicious food to savour. Summerlicious, Toronto's
second annual summer restaurant program, offers special three-course prix fixe
menus at 100 participating restaurants. The Celebrate Toronto Passport offers
discounts at 20 of Toronto's thrilling destinations.

The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival takes place on July 9 (Yonge and Dundas
site only for Opening Ceremonies) from 8 to 10 p.m. The festival continues
throughout the weekend at all five festival sites, open 12 to 11 p.m. on
Saturday, July 10 and 12 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 11. Summerlicious and the
Celebrate Toronto Passport offers are valid from July 2 to 15.

Admission to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival is FREE and getting there
couldn't be easier. All five festival sites are accessible via the Toronto
Transit Commission (TTC). Festival subway stops on the Yonge line are Dundas,
Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence stations. TTC one-day Passes can be
purchased for $7.75 on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival and other events
produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or
visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.

Media contact:
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@toronto.ca

Kimberly Bain
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7411
kbain@toronto.ca



 

 

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