Many special events in Toronto this weekend; and road closures

Many special events in Toronto this weekend; and road closures

There are several special events scheduled for this weekend  in Toronto, including the Toronto International Film Festival, which 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, the City said in a statement.

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

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

toronto film festivalToronto International Film Festival
King Street between Spadina Avenue and University Avenue will become Festival Street in connection with the Toronto International Film Festival, involving the full closure of King Street to traffic from 5 a.m. on Thursday, September 8 to 5 a.m. on Monday, September 12. Details about TTC route diversions associated with TIFF are available at

Taste of the Kingsway
Bloor Street West between Prince Edward Drive North and Montgomery Road will be closed from Friday, September 9 at noon to Sunday, September 11 at 11 p.m. for Taste of the Kingsway festival. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.

Jesus in the City Parade
The formation and dispersal area of the festival’s parade on Saturday, September 10 will require the closure of the northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent from College Street to Bloor Street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
taste of the kingsway
Cabbagetown Festival
Parliament Street between Gerrard Street and Wellesley Street and Carlton Street between Parliament Street and Berkeley Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, September 12 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m. for this festival.

Toronto 5K for Sick Kids Hospital
A series of road closures for this event will take place in the area bounded by St. Clair Avenue to the north, Russell Hill Road to the east, Davenport Road to the south and Christie Street to the west on Saturday, September 10 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Bang & Olufsen Yorkville 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk and Canadian 5K Road Race
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Davenport Road to the north, University Avenue/Queen’s Park/Avenue Road to the west, Dundas Street to the south and Bay Street to the east onSunday, September 11 from 8 a.m. to noon for this event. – CINEWS

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