Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  July 29, 2015

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

A special event in Toronto this weekend – the annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival – will involve the closure of Lake Shore Boulevard. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the area affected will be open to pedestrian traffic.

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. The City has recently introduced a new web-based map to help residents make their travel plans, at Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto
Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions between Colborne Lodge Drive and Strachan Avenue from Friday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday, August 2.

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

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

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