Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto - May 10, 2015

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  May 5, 2015

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

A special event in Toronto this weekend – the Sporting Life 10k – will involve road closures on Sunday, May 10. 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.

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/.

Sporting Life 10k - Sunday closures and delays Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton Avenue will be closed from 5 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 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 between Yonge Street and 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 between Front Street and Fort York Boulevard 
• Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Fleet Street

Drivers can expect delays on Lake Shore Boulevard at Fort York Boulevard as runners enter Coronation Park. 

After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area. It is expected that all roads will reopen by 1 p.m.

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

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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