Weekend road closures for special events



    TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - A series of road and lane closures will take
place this weekend to accommodate street events in the city.

    
    Pride Day Festivities
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    Weekend Closures:

        -  Church St., from Carlton St. to Wellesley St., will be closed from
           Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. to Monday, June 25 at 6 a.m.

        -  Church St., from Hayden St. to Dundonald St., will be closed from
           Saturday, June 23 at 2 a.m. to Monday, June 25 at 6 a.m. (Full
           road closure)

        -  Wellesley St., from Yonge St. to Church St., will be closed from
           Saturday, June 23 at noon to Monday, June 25 at 6 a.m. (Full road
           closure)

        -  Pride and Remembrance Run - Saturday, June 23
           Wellesley St., from Jarvis St. to (and including) Queens Park
           Circle, will be closed on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon

        -  Dyke March - Saturday, June 23
           March route: starting at the intersection of Church and
           Hayden St., north on Church St. to Bloor St. E., west on
           Bloor St. E. to Yonge St., south on Yonge St. to Wood St., and
           east on Wood St. back to Church St.

        -  Closed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (march is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

        -  Pride Parade - Sunday, June 24 Formation area: Rosedale
           Valley Rd., from Bayview Ave. to Park Rd.

           Parade route: starting at Church St. and Bloor St. E., west on
           Bloor St. E. to Yonge St., south on Yonge St. to Gerrard St., and
           east on Gerrard St. back to Church St.

        -  Closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Parade from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)


    Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
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    Sunday closure:

    Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, June 24 from noon 
to 10 p.m. to accommodate this event.

        -  Augusta Ave.
        -  Baldwin St.
        -  Kensington Ave.

    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 the
    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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