News Release: May 28, 2014
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. 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, a significant amount of road work is 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 http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.
Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel Triathlon (bike race) The westbound lanes of Kingston Road from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Conlins Road from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail will be closed on Sunday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart
• The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 1 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this event.
• During the event, an alternative route for motorists for the Gardiner Expressway will be Lake Shore Boulevard and for the Don Valley Parkway, it will be Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street or Don Mills Road.
This release is also available on the City's website at http://bitly.com/TTJtPO.
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