Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  August 25, 2015

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Two special events in Toronto this weekend – Buskerfest and the Toronto Tamil Festival – will involve main road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas of the road closures will be open to pedestrian traffic as usual.

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's web-based map helps residents make their travel plans, at

Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at

BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday closures A series of closures for Buskerfest will take place between Thursday, August 27 and Sunday, August 30.
• A series of lane closures will take place on Yonge Street from Richmond Street to College Street on Thursday, August 27 from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  A full closure of the road will take place from Thursday, August 27 from 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
• Other road closures on local streets including Dundas Square Street, Walton Street, Gould Street, Edward Street and Elm Street will take place from Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, August 30 to accommodate this event.

Toronto Tamil Festival – Saturday and Sunday closures Morningside Avenue from Finch Avenue East to Neilson Road will be closed in both directions from Saturday, August 29 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.

This news release is also available at

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Media contact: Valerie Cassells, Strategic Communications, 416-660-1712,

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