Weekend road closures for special events



    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - A series of road and lane closures will take
place this weekend to accommodate street events in the city.

    
    Woofstock
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    Weekend closures:

    -  Front St., from Scott St. to Jarvis St., will be closed from Friday,
       June 8 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 10 at midnight.

    Canada's Walk of Fame
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    Weekend closures:

    -  In addition to the closure listed above, Front St., from Yonge St. to
       Scott St., will be closed from Friday, June 8 at 7 a.m. to Saturday,
       June 9 at midnight.

    Portugal Day
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    Weekend closures:

    -  Lansdowne Ave., from Bloor St. to College St., will be closed in both
       directions on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    -  Dundas St., from Lansdowne Ave. to Bathurst St., will be closed in
       both directions on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The parade
       will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    -  There will be a number of road closures for the festival on Sunday,
       June 10 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the area bounded by Dundas St. in
       the north, Crawford St. in the west, Queen St. in the south and
       Bellwoods Ave. to the east.

    Festival on Bloor
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    Sunday closure:

    -  Bloor St., from Spadina Ave. to Bathurst St., will be closed on
       Sunday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the event.

    Toronto Challenge Run
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    Sunday closure:

    -  Wellington St., from Simcoe St. to John St., will be closed in both
       directions on Sunday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will also be
       a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by
       Wellington St. in the north, Bathurst St. in the west, Queen's Quay in
       the south and York St. to the east.
    

    The public is encouraged to use public transit (TTC and GO) as a
convenient, alternative choice whenever possible.
    For more information about these and other closures, check with
Transportation Services' Road Info Line at 416-599-9090 or visit
www.toronto.ca/transportation.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

    
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Communications Co-ordinator, (416) 392-4391


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