/R E P E A T -- Road Closure Notice: 2017 RBC Race for the Kids/

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The RBC Race for the Kids will be held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at Mel Lastman Square and will consist of a 5km walk/run, 7km run, and 15km run with close to 9,000 participants.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and RBC have partnered to host the event, which raises funds for the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook. This unique program helps families who have a young person (aged 13 – 26) struggling with mental health and/or addiction find the support they need by partnering them with professionals that guide them to the specialized care they need.

The race will result in rolling lane closures in the following locations:

Road Closures


1. Beecroft Rd. between North York Blvd. and Park Home Ave.

  • One lane in each direction will be open

4:30 a.m. –
10:00 a.m.

2. North York Blvd. between Beecroft Rd. and Yonge St. – all lanes will be closed

4:30 a.m. –
10:00 a.m.

3. Finch between Doris Ave. and Dufferin St.

  • All lanes between Doris Ave. and Beecroft Rd. will be closed
  • The westbound curb lane between Beecroft Rd. and Bathurst St. will be open
  • The westbound 2nd lane between Bathurst St. and Dufferin St. will be open as well as all eastbound lanes
  • All eastbound lanes between Bathurst St. & Talbot St. will be open
  • The eastbound curb lane between Talbot Rd. & Beecroft Rd. will be open

7:30 a.m. –
10:30 a.m.

4. Yonge St. between Sheppard Ave. and north of Finch Ave.

  • All northbound and southbound lanes closed
  • Two Southbound lanes between Park Home Ave. and North York Blvd. will remain closed until approximately 1:00 p.m. The third lane will be open for southbound traffic after 11:15 a.m.

7:15 a.m. –
11:15 a.m.

5. Yonge St. between north of Finch Ave. and Pleasant Ave. / Newton Dr.

  • The northbound and southbound curb lanes between north of
    Finch Ave. and Pleasant Ave. / Newton Dr. will be open
  • The northbound and southbound middle lanes between Drewry Ave. / Cummer Ave. and Pleasant Ave. / Newton Dr. will be open

7:45 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.


Please note: timing is approximate. Vehicles will be allowed to cross at major intersections when deemed safe to do so by police officers on duty to ensure safety.

For residents that live in the Yonge & Finch area, please use the following routes to cross Finch:

East of Yonge

  • Use Doris Ave. or Willowdale Ave. to cross Finch or to reach Sheppard
  • Use Bishops Ave., Cummer Ave. or Newton Dr. to access Yonge St. Northbound
  • Use Sheppard to access Yonge St. Southbound

West of Yonge

  • Travel West on Churchill Ave. to Senlac Rd.
  • Use Senlac Rd. to reach Finch Ave. or Sheppard Ave.
  • Use Sheppard Ave. to access Yonge St. Southbound
  • Use Senlac Rd. & Grantbrook St. to cross Finch
  • Use Hendon Ave. from Grantbrook St. to reach Hendon Park
  • Use Drewry Ave. from Grantbrook St. to travel toward Goulding Park
  • Use Moore Park Ave. to access Yonge St. Northbound
  • Avoid Beecroft Rd. North of Kempford Blvd., use suggested detours to avoid delays

Please visit rbcraceforthekids.ca/roadclosures for a detailed map of road closures.

SOURCE Sunnybrook Foundation

For further information: For media enquiries, please contact: Nadia Radovini, Communications Advisor, Sunnybrook, 416-480-4040 or 647-204-3254 on event day, Nadia.radovini@sunnybrook.ca; Visit rbcraceforthekids.ca for race day information or contact us at 416-480-6100 ext. 87299 or rbcraceforthekids@sunnybrook.ca

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