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September 23, 2004
Weekend road closures for special events
  
A series of road and lane closures and intermittent delays will take place this
weekend to accommodate street events in the city.

Little Italy Business Improvement Area (BIA) - Fiera 2004

Saturday closure:

College Street, from Euclid Avenue to Shaw Street, will be closed from 6 a.m.
Saturday, September 25 until 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 26 to accommodate
this event. Dundas Street West or Bloor Street West could be used as an
alternative east/west route.

Scadding Court Community Centre - Dragon Fest

Saturday closure:

Gerrard Street East, from Broadview Avenue to Logan Avenue, will be closed from
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 to accommodate this event. Dundas
Street East could be used an alternative east/west route.

Word on the Street

Saturday and Sunday closures:

Queen's Park Circle, from Wellesley Street to Charles Street, will be closed
from 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 to set up for this Sunday
event. Bay Street could be used as an alternative north/south route.

Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K races

Saturday and Sunday closures and intermittent delays:

Wellington Street, from John Street to Simcoe Street, will be closed from 5
p.m. Saturday, September 25 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 to accommodate
the start and finish set-up for the Sunday races.

The race event routes include a combination of full road and lane closures on
Wellington Street, Bay Street, Lake Shore Boulevard, from Windermere Avenue to
Woodbine Avenue and Queens Quay from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street, from
5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 26. The first of six races starts at
6:15 a.m. Queen Street, King Street and the Gardiner Expressway should be used
as alternative east/west routes.

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

For more 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
http://www.toronto.ca/transportation.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Works and Emergency Services, 416-392-4391



 

 

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