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July 7, 2005
Weekend Road Closures for Special Events
  
A series of road and lane closures will take place this weekend to accommodate
street events in the city.

Molson Indy Weekend:

Weekend Road Closure and Lane Restrictions:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard, from the west side of Strachan Avenue to the east
    side of Ontario Drive, will be closed from Thursday, July 7 at 9 p.m. to
    Sunday, July 10 at 12 midnight. In addition, from the west side of Ontario
    Drive to the east side of British Columbia Drive, traffic in both directions
    will be reduced to one lane.

  • Drivers should consider the Gardiner Expressway or King Street as
    alternative east/west routes.

    Celebrate Toronto Weekend:

  • Three segments of Yonge Street (at Lawrence Avenue, Eglinton Avenue and
    St. Clair Avenue) will be closed from Friday, July 8 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, July
    10 at 12 midnight
  • One portion of Yonge Street (at Dundas Street) will be closed from
    Thursday, July 7 at 10 p.m. to Friday, July 8 at 5 a.m. and closed again on
    Friday, July 8 from 6 p.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 12 midnight for the Celebrate
    Toronto event:

    Lawrence site: Yonge Street, from St. Germain Avenue/Golfdale Road to Bedford
    Park Avenue. Lawrence Avenue is open for traffic.

    Eglinton site: Yonge Street, from Keewatin Avenue to Eglinton Avenue. Eglinton
    Avenue is open for traffic.

    St. Clair site: Yonge Street, from Heath Street to Rosehill Avenue. St. Clair
    Avenue is open for traffic.

    Dundas site: Yonge Street, from the south side of Dundas Street to the north
    side of Shuter Street. Dundas Street is open for traffic.

    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 www.toronto.ca/transportation.


    Media contact:

    Steve Johnston
    Sr. Communications Coordinator
    Support Services
    416-392-4391



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