Weekend road closures for special events



    REVISED: Wellesley St., from Yonge St. to Church St., will be closed in
    both directions from Saturday, June 23 at 2 a.m. until Monday, June 25 at
    6 a.m.

    TORONTO, June 22 /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 2 a.m. 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
    -----------------------------------

    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.

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For further information:

For further information: Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications
Co-ordinator, (416) 392-4391


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