Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. The City of Toronto is encouraging residents and visitors are to come out and enjoy the 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 http://www.toronto.ca/
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Fan Expo Canada
Front Street West’s south curb lane between John Street and Simcoe Street, Bremner Boulevard’s north curb lane between Simcoe Street and the Metro Convention Centre driveway, and Simcoe Street’s west curb lane from the InterContinental Hotel driveway to Bremner Boulevard will be closed at the following times for the Fan Expo Canada event:
• Thursday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday, September 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coxwell Avenue’s northbound curb lane from Eastern Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed from Saturday, September 3 at 6 a.m. to Monday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m.to accommodate this event.
Labour Day Parade
University Avenue between Dundas Street and Richmond Street, and Queen Street West’s north curb lane from the west side of Bay Street to the east side of University Avenue, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 5 for the Labour Day Parade.
In preparation for the parade, the City will close Armoury Street between Chestnut Street and University Avenue, Centre Street between Dundas Street and Armoury, and York Street between Richmond Street and Queen Street, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. The parade route is along Queen Street West from Bay Street to Dufferin Street, then south on Dufferin Street to Exhibition Place. – CINEWS