Big Marathon this weekend; some Toronto roads closed

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The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon this weekend  will involve road closures, The City has announced.

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the affected areas 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, there is a significant amount of road work 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

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TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – Saturday and Sunday closures
• Bay Street, from Queen Street to Dundas Street, will be closed from Saturday, October 15 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, October 16 at 8 p.m. to accommodate the start/finish line activities for the race.
• A series of full road closures will take place on Sunday, October 16 from 4 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the race. These closures will occur in the area bounded by Bloor Street West in the north, Victoria Park Avenue in the east, Lake Ontario in the south and Windermere Avenue in the west. Other roads in this area will be closed periodically to accommodate the event.

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For more information about the race, click on – CINEWS

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