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May 10, 2012
Weekend event with road closures in Toronto
Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

A special event this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event - the Sporting Life 10K run. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

Sporting Life 10k - Sunday closures
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton Avenue will be closed from 5 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 13 to accommodate the formation area for the run. Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 8 and 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:
• Yonge Street between Eglinton Avenue and Richmond Street
• Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
• Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
• Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
• Bathurst Street from Front Street to Fort York Boulevard
• Fort York Boulevard from Bathurst Street to Fleet Street

In addition, the following closures related to the run will be in effect between 5 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the following streets:
• Fort York Boulevard between Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard (north and eastbound curb lanes will remain open for condominium access)
• Bathurst Street from Fort York Boulevard to Fleet Street
• The eastbound lanes of Fleet Street - closed from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard

After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic.

The run's finish area, on Fort York Boulevard from the west side of Bathurst Street to Fleet Street, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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