Weekend festivals and road closures in Toronto

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Annex Family Festival, Bloor Street

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.

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.

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Toronto Waterfront 10K Race
University Avenue, from Dundas Street to Front Street and York Street, from Front Street to Bremner Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, June 25 from 4:30 to 9 a.m.There will also be a series of rolling road closures in the area bounded by Parkside Drive in the west, Lake Shore Boulevard in the south, York Street/University Avenue in the east and Dundas Street to the north between 7:30 and 11 a.m. on that day.

Church Street, from Wood Street to Gloucester Street, will be closed from Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. to Monday, June 27 at 2 a.m.

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival
Port Union Road (south of Lawrence Avenue) will be closed in both directions from south of  Shoalhaven Drive to Bridgend Street on Saturday, June 25 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Bridgend Street will be closed in both directions from Port Union Road to the east part of Vessel Crescent.

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Fairbank Village BIA Multicultural Celebration
Eglinton Avenue, from Dufferin Street to Ronald Avenue, will be closed from Saturday, June 25 at 2 a.m. to Monday, June 27 at 5 a.m.  A number of smaller streets in this area will also be partially closed to accommodate the event.

Annex Family Festival
Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 26 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the event.

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