City of Toronto news release
August 21, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the area 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 Torontos 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 http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.
BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday closures
A series of closures for Buskerfest will take place between Thursday, August 22 and Sunday, August 25.
– Yonge Street from Queen Street to Gerrard Street will be closed from Thursday, August 22 at 6:15 p.m. to Sunday, August 25 at 11:59 p.m.
– Yonge Street will be closed from Gerrard Street to College Street from Saturday, August 24 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 25 at 11:59 p.m.
– Other road closures on local streets including Victoria Street, Gould Street, Edward Street and Elm Street will take place from Thursday, August 22 to Sunday, August 25 to accommodate BuskerFest.
Chinatown Festival – Saturday and Sunday closures
The northbound lanes of Spadina Avenue will be closed from Dundas Street to College Street, and Huron Street will be closed from north of Dundas Street to the south side of D’Arcy Street, from Saturday, August 24 at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, August 25 at 11 p.m. to accommodate this event.
Bio-K+ Bum Run 5K Toronto – Sunday closures
A series of closures will be in effect in the area bounded by Bay Street in the east, College Street in the south, Spadina in the west and Bloor Street in the north on Sunday, August 25 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for this event.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.