Thursday, May 14, 2015

Toronto event on holiday Monday includes downtown road closures

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  May 14, 2015

Toronto event on holiday Monday includes downtown road closures

A special event in Toronto on Monday, May 18 – the Walk with Israel – will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event. Businesses in the areas affected will be 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 the special event on Victoria Day (May 18), 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.

Motorists 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

Information about planned capital construction work is available at

Walk with Israel – road closures on Monday 
• Partial closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 18 to accommodate the Walk with Israel event. 
 The roads affected are in the area bounded by Strachan Avenue to the west, Lake Shore Boulevard to the south, York Street to the east and Wellington Street to the north.
• Alternative east-west routes for motorists are Queen Street or King Street, and Yonge Street is an alternative north-south route.

This news release is also available on the City's website:

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, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.


Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391,

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