Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weekend event in Toronto will result in DVP/Gardiner closures on Sunday

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  May 27, 2015

Weekend event in Toronto will result in DVP/Gardiner closures on Sunday

One special event in Toronto this weekend – the Becel Heart and Stroke Ride For Heart – will involve the closure of both the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway for part of Sunday.

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  More information about planned capital construction work is available at

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, May 31 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.
• Lake Shore Boulevard is an alternative route to the Gardiner Expressway.  Alternative routes to the Don Valley Parkway include Leslie Street, Don Mills Road or Victoria Park Avenue.

This media advisory 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.

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

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