Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Weekend events with road closures this week in Toronto

Weekend events with road closures this week in Toronto

Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. Closures for the Honda Indy event will begin Wednesday.

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 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 toronto.ca/torontostreets and more information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at toronto.ca/inview.

Honda Indy Weekend 
Strachan Avenue between Lake Shore Boulevard and Fleet Street will be closed on Wednesday, June 10 starting at noon. Later that day, starting at 9 p.m., Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive will be closed. Both road closures will be in effect until Sunday, June 14 at midnight. There will be no eastbound or westbound traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard during these closures. The only available access to Ontario Place will be from Lake Shore Boulevard at the foot of Strachan Avenue.

Ride to Conquer Cancer 
A series of lane closures will take place in the area bounded by Evans Avenue in the north, The West Mall in the west, Kipling Avenue in the east and Lake Shore Boulevard in the south on Saturday, June 13 from 6 to 10 a.m. to accommodate the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade 
Old Kingston Road from Watson Road to Kingston Road and Morrish Road from Kingston Road to 226 Morrish Rd. (south side) will be closed on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To accommodate the parade, Lawson Road will be closed from the west side of Meadowvale Road to Old Kingston Road/Kingston Road from 10 a.m. to noon. The dispersal area for the parade will result in the closure of Watson Road between Old Kingston Road and Thomas Avenue until noon.

Festival on Bloor 
Bloor Street between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street will be closed on Sunday, June 14 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the Festival on Bloor event.

Portugal Day 
Lansdowne Avenue from Bloor Street to College Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Toronto Challenge Run 
Wellington Street from Simcoe Street to John Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 14 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the south, Spadina Avenue in the west, Wellesley Street in the north and Bay Street in the east.

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

Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications

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