Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve 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 and visitors.
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 destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at http://www.ttc.ca/ or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.
OCAD Onsite Gallery Opening
Two lanes on Richmond Street West between Duncan Street and Twilight Lane will be closed September 16 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Roncesvalles Polish Festival
Roncesvalles Avenue between Grafton Avenue and Dundas Street will be closed from Saturday, September 16 at 5 a.m. to Sunday, September 17 at 11 p.m.
Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival
Bloor Street West between Jane Street and Runnymede Road will be closed from Friday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, September 17 at midnight to accommodate this event.
Sunnybrook Foundation – RBC Run for the Kids 5K, 7K and 15K
A series of road closures and lane restrictions will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the area bounded by Sheppard Avenue in the south, Yonge Street in the east, Dufferin Street in the west and Steeles Avenue in the north.
Open Streets TO
Bloor Street between Montrose Avenue and Sherbourne Street, and Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Queen Street will be closed on Sunday, September 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vehicles will be able to cross Bloor Street at Grace Street/Christie Street, Bathurst Street, Spadina Avenue, Avenue Road, Bay Street, Church Street, Ted Rogers Way and Sherbourne Street.
Vehicles will be able to cross Yonge Street at Wellesley, College, Gerrard, Dundas, Shuter and Queen Streets.
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