/R E P E A T -- Road Closure Advisory - Shriners International Parade: July
6, 2010/

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Shriners International is holding their Imperial Council Session in Toronto from July 4 - 8. During this time, many fun family events will be taking place, including the Shriners Parade on July 6.

Due to the estimated level of attendance and the number of parade floats/marchers, and in an effort to produce a more pedestrian-friendly environment, the following roads will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 for the time periods indicated:

    -  Queens Park Crescents East and West: south side of Bloor St. to the
       north side of College St. will be closed to all vehicular traffic from
       7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    -  Hoskins Ave.: between St. George St. and Queens Parks Cres. West and
       Devonshire Place from Bloor St. south to Hoskins Avenue will be closed
       to all vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    -  St. Joseph St. and Wellesley St. West: Bay St. to Queens Park Cres.
       East along with Grosvenor St. from Surrey Place to Queens Park Cres.
       East will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 7:00 a.m. until
       7:00 p.m.

    -  University Ave.: northbound and southbound bound lanes from the
       Southside of College St. to the north side of Front St. West will be
       closed to all vehicular traffic from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

All major east-west bound streets will remain open prior to the parade start at 1 p.m. During the parade, vehicles will not be permitted to use any of these roads from Bay St. to Beverley St. The exception will be TTC streetcars which will be marshaled and allowed passage through at College, Dundas and Queen during breaks in the parade. South of Queen St. to Front St., on University Ave., east-west bound streets will remain open, but be advised that there may be periodic disruptions to traffic flow.

NOTE: There will be no access to University Ave. at any point from the start of the road closures, beginning at 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The following secondary east-west roads north of Queen St. will remain open to local traffic only during the closure times but vehicles will not be able to access University Avenue: Orde, Gerrard, Elm, Edward and Armoury Streets.

    -  TTC Subways will continue to run with no disruption to service and we
       encourage employees and residents in the affected areas to utilize
       these and other alternative forms of transportation on that day.

    -  Metered Parking on University Avenue will not be permitted on Tuesday,
       July 6, 2010 and vehicles located in the closure area will be


For further information: For further information: Katherine Griggs, PUNCH Canada, 416.360.6522 ext. 237, kat@punchcanada.com; Jessica Patriquin, PUNCH Canada, 416.360.6522 ext. 245, jessica@punchcanada.com

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