Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  June 23, 2015

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Several events for Pride Week will involve road closures in Toronto this weekend. 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 the 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/ and more information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Pride Week festivities
• Church Street Pride Festival, June 26 to 28 Church Street from Carlton Street to Hayden Street will be closed from Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 29 at 6 a.m.

• Pride and Remembrance Run, Saturday, June 27 Wellesley Street from Jarvis Street to and including Queen's Park Circle will be closed on Saturday, June 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

• Dyke March, Saturday, June 27
March route: Starts at Hayden Street between Yonge Street and Church Street, goes north on Church Street to Bloor Street, west on Bloor Street to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Carlton Street, east on Carlton Street to Allan Gardens. Roads will be closed between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. The march is from 2 to 4 p.m.

• Pride Parade, Sunday, June 28
Formation area: Rosedale Valley Road from Bayview Avenue to Park Road to accommodate the formation of the parade Parade route: Starts at Church Street and Bloor Street East, goes west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Dundas Street and back to the festival on Church Street. Roads will be closed for varying periods between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. The parade takes place from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

This news release is also available on the City's website: http://bit.ly/1K8J5Tk

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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