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June 25, 2004
Toronto weekend road closures for special events
A number of road closures will take place this weekend to accommodate street
events in the city.
The following is a list of some of the closures and alternative routes that
motorists can consider using.

Pride Weekend Events:

Weekend Closure:

· Church Street, from Isabella Street to Carlton Street, will be closed from
Saturday, June 26 from 2 a.m. to Monday, June 28 at 6 a.m.

For north/south travel, drivers should consider using Jarvis/Parliament Streets
or University Avenue as alternative routes during this closure.

Saturday Closure:

· On Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be intermittent
road and lane, closures in the area bound by Bloor Street, Wellesley Avenue,
Yonge Street, and Queens Park Crescent.

Sunday Closure:

· Rosedale Valley Road, from Bayview Avenue to Park Avenue, and the area bound
by Bloor Street, Dundas Street, Church Street, and Yonge Street will be closed
on Sunday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Pride Parade. The parade
starts at 2 p.m.

Drivers and cyclists should consider St. Clair Avenue and Queen Street for
alternative east/west routes and Jarvis Street/Mount Pleasant Avenue and
University Avenue/Avenue Road as north/south alternatives. East/west
alternatives to access Bayview Avenue could include Gerrard Street at River
Street, Moore Avenue and Pottery Road.

Sunday/Monday Closure:

· Wellesley Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street, will be closed from
Sunday, June 27 from 2 a.m. to Monday, June 28 at 6 a.m.

Vintage Fest Event:

· Queen Street will be closed from Beaty Avenue to Roncesvalles Avenue on
Saturday, June 26 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. For east/west travel in this area,
King Street would be an alternative route.

The public is encouraged to use public transit (TTC and GO) as a convenient,
alternative choice whenever possible.

For further information about these and other closures, check with
Transportation Services' Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City's Web
site at

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, Works and Emergency Services,



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