Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  April 14, 2015

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

One special event in Toronto, the Toronto Yonge Street 10K run, will involve road closures this weekend. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. 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.

Toronto Yonge Street 10K – Sunday closures Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 19 to accommodate the formation area for the run.

Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
• Yonge Street between Castlefield 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, and 
• Fort York Boulevard from Bathurst Street to Fleet Street (closure from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).

After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area. Bayview Avenue and Avenue Road are alternative routes for drivers.

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 http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

This news release is also available on the City's website: http://bit.ly/1OaCCpV

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.


Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca

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