Come out to celebrate the seasonal changes of spring to summer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with the following five fun, FREE and healthy events for you, your families and friends.

The City of Toronto encourages you to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to your destinations. Also, they gently remind those driving in the vicinity of the special events to be patient and take extra time to get to and from your destinations.

You're Invited: Five Special Events With Toronto Road Closures, May 28 or 29

You're Invited: Five Special Events With Toronto Road Closures, May 28 or 29

4th Annual Malvern Bike Race

May 28, 2011

Around 9 a.m.

Brenyon Way, between Sewells Road/Sheppard Avenue East

Police officers from 42 Division, the Ontario Cycling Association, and with the assistance of numerous volunteers, will be hosting the 4th annual Malvern Bike Race.

Starting at around 9 a.m., a series of bicycle road races will be taking place on Brenyon Way, between Sewells Road and Sheppard Avenue East.

Approximately 120 children from the Scarborough area will be competing for the Malvern Cup. With the generous support of sponsors such as the Canadian Tire “Jump Start Program” and ProAction Cops & Kids, each child participating will receive a brand new bicycle and helmet to use during the race, which will also be their’s to keep after the event.

This event provides youth between 10 and 16 with the opportunity to experience the speed and thrill of an organized bicycle road race professionally timed and overseen by the Ontario Cycling Association. This is also an opportunity for police officers to interact with local youth on a one-to-one level in a fun and informal setting.

There will be numerous officers staffing the event who will assist residents getting to and from their homes.

Anyone seeking further information regarding this event is asked to contact Staff Sergeant Dave Rydzik at 416-808-4254 or Constable Diana Joness at 416-808-4200.

Saturday, May 28 – Road Closure:

Brenyon Way from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Walk for Israel

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Please click here for more information, to register or make a pledge.

Sunday, May 29 – Road Closure:

  • A number of partial closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate this event.

World Partnership Walk

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Metro Hall, 55 John Street (Map)

Route Guide

Time:  

8:00am

9:00am

 

 

9:15am

 

10:20am

11:15am

12:00pm

1:00pm

 

3:00pm

 

Ambassador & Teams Registration Begins and Gift Pick-Up

Team Games, Children’s Entertainment, Seniors’ Activities, Global

Village, & Partnershop

 

Dignitary Breakfast

 

Opening Ceremonies

Walk begins – Rain or Shine! (5km)

Lunch

Stage Entertainment Program, Ambassador & Teams Recognition Programs

 

Closing remarks

Walk Distance: 5km

“The World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to raising funds and increasing awareness to fight global poverty.

Now in its 27th year, the Walk is organized by volunteers in ten cities across Canada, and attracts tens of thousands of Canadians united in a common effort to bring hope and renewal to some of the poorest communities in the world.

In 2010 nearly 40,000 Canadians came together to raise close to $6 million.

Since the Walk’s inception (1985), its corporate, individual and team supporters and volunteers have together raised more than $60 million in support of international development initiatives supported by Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada.

100% of funds raised by the World Partnership Walk go directly to fund international development projects – not one cent is spent on administration.

Join us! Register to walk and raise funds and become an Ambassador in the fight to end global poverty.

Funds raised by the Walk also help Aga Khan Foundation Canada to leverage additional support from major donors like the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

This means that the impact of every dollar you raise is multiplied many times over.”

Raised: $ 629,793.77 (as of 5/26/11)

Sunday, May 29 – Road Closure:

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday

Pedestrian-only streets in Kensington Market, Toronto – last Sunday of every month from May to October

“Join us in celebrating our 8th season of Pedestrian Sundays in 2011!!”

Sunday, May 29, 2011 – Grand Opening

The streets are yours from 12 Noon – 7 pm

“ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS wishing to get involved should send a description of what you do, (and a link if you have one) to shamezamlani at yahoo.com & yvonnebambrick at gmail.com or call Yvonne 416.826.2964.

Thanks for helping to bring magic to our streets!

Stay in touch via our Facebook page or by following us on Twitter Join our email list for very occasional email updates about special events of interest.

Pedestrian Sundays don’t permanently change the streets, they forever change the way you perceive them!

Want to see Pedestrian Sundays in your neighbourhood?

Get in touch with Shamez to find out how – 647.444.7426.

See you in the streets!”

Sunday, May 29 – Road Closure:

Parts of the following roads will be closed from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event:

Criterium Bike Race

The 4th Annual Toronto Criterium

Sunday, May 29, 2011

St. Lawrence Market Streets

8am to 1pm

Main Event Starts at 11:15am

Up to $20,000 in Prizes

The main event is the Elite Pro/Am race.

The race circuit is depicted as follows:

  • From Front Street, the riders will go left onto Scott Street, left onto the Esplanade, left onto Market Street and left again back onto Front Street.

The 3 – 10 year-olds race at 11:00-11:15am.

Contact: Ziggy Martuzalski (aka “Ziggy”) race organizer/ promoter ZM Cycle Fitness at 416-652-008.

Sunday, May 29 – Road Closure:

  • Streets in the race circuit will be closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate the annual bike race.
  • The race, held in the vicinity of the St. Lawrence Market, will start and finish along Front Street East (in front of 39 Front St. E.).
  • From Front Street, the riders will go left onto Scott Street, left onto the Esplanade, left onto Market Street and left again back onto Front Street.

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

Enjoy!

Good Luck / Bonne Chance!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

May 27, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

A number of special events and road work are taking place in Toronto this summer.  Below is a summary of some of the special events taking place this weekend. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

There are five special events this weekend that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. These festivals and events are important to the city. They inject hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy and are enjoyed each year by local residents. Businesses in the areas involved are open to pedestrians, but some roads will be closed to motorists.

People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to their destinations. Those driving in the vicinity of the special events will need to be patient and take extra time to get to and from their destinations.

Malvern Bicycle Race
Saturday closure:
• Brenyon Way from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 to accommodate this event.

Walk for Israel
Sunday closure:
• A number of partial closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 to accommodate this event. The roads affected will be in the area bounded by Strachan Avenue in the west, Queen’s Quay in the south, Simcoe Street in the east and Adelaide Street to the north.

World Partnership Walk
Sunday closure:
•The formation and dispersal area for the parade will be at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
• A number of partial and full closures will affect King Street and Simcoe Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 to accommodate this event.
• University Avenue from Wellington Street to Queen’s Park Circle will be closed in both directions during this time.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
Sunday closure:
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, May 29 from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event:
• Augusta Avenue
• Baldwin Street
• Kensington Avenue.

Criterium Bike Race
Sunday closure:
• Streets in the race circuit will be closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 to accommodate the annual bike race. The race, held in the vicinity of the St. Lawrence Market, will start and finish along Front Street East (in front of 39 Front St. E.). From Front Street, the riders will go left onto Scott Street, left onto the Esplanade, left onto Market Street and left again back onto Front Street.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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