Thursday, July 02, 2015

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  July 2, 2015

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Four special events in Toronto this weekend will involve main road closures. 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 and more information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at

Pan Am Games Torch Relay Community Celebration Bloor Street including the Prince Edward Viaduct (Bloor Street bridge) from Parliament Street to Broadview Avenue will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday, July 3 to 5 a.m. on Sunday, July 5 for the Torch Relay Community Celebration. In addition, access to Castle Frank Road from the Don Valley Parkway and the Bayview extension ramps in both directions will not be available from 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 to 5 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.

Salsa on St. Clair
St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 4 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 5 at 11 p.m. for Salsa on St. Clair.

Youth Day
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed on Sunday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the Youth Day event.

Taste of Lawrence
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Friday, July 3 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 6 at 2 a.m. for the Taste of Lawrence.

This news release 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.


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

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