You're Invited: Toronto Events with Road Closures Sept.14-16, 2012

You’re Invited: Toronto Events with Road Closures Sept.14-16, 2012

Gardiner Expressway closure and events accompanied by road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will occur as follows:

Gardiner Expressway closed this weekend for fall maintenance

  • The Gardiner Expressway will be closed in both directions from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber River from 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 15 to 5 a.m. on Monday, September 17
  • During this closure the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division will be performing maintenance activities which will include:
    • catchbasin cleaning to ensure proper drainage at about 800 locations
    • pavement markings involving a total of about 1,100 square metres of pavement
    • maintenance of five static signs
    • maintenance of closed-circuit television involving six traffic cameras
    • inspection of 19 overhead signs
    • guide rail repair for a total length of about 700 metres
    • sweeping operations and litter removal
    • site investigation for two proposed variable messages signs
    • structural inspections at eight locations of the elevated portions of the expressway
    • structural rehabilitation work on the expressway from York Street to Jarvis Street
    • replacement of nine light poles
  •  Motorists can use the following alternative routes during the closure:
    • Lake Shore Boulevard
    • The Queensway
    • Richmond Street
      • Motorists should be aware that two lanes of Richmond Street will be used for film production west of University Avenue from 7 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 16.
    • Adelaide Street
    • King Street
    • Queen Street

Toronto Events with Road Closures

This video presents “Barvinok HOPAK, Toronto Ukrainian Festival 2011”:

  • This is the Barvinok Dance Ensemble’s double HOPAK performance finale, closing out the last day of the 15th annual Toronto Ukrainian Festival, on Sept.18, 2011

Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival

FREE Admission

Friday, September 14th – 5pm to 11:59pm

   Saturday, September 15th – 9am to 11:59pm

   Sunday, September 16th – 10:30am to 7pm

         *** This is a rain or shine event!

  • North America’s Largest Ukrainian Street Festival
  • There will be:
    • non-stop entertainment with Ukrainian performers from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, the USA and Ukraine which will include:
      • dancers
      • vocalists
      • musicians
    • the YOUTH segment on the grand stage at Jane Street!
    • And if you wish – join the dancing at the evening ZABAVA/Street Dance on both Friday and Saturday
  • Take in the colourful parade on Saturday morning at 11am.
  • You will find vendor kiosks:
    • delicious authentic Ukrainian food and beverages
    • beautiful souvenirs
    • interactive pavilions, and more
  • Enjoy SIDEWALK SALE shopping at the local Bloor West Village businesses
  • There is a midway for kids and youth
  • Contact Info: Phone 416 410 9965

Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival – Road Closures

  • Friday to Sunday closures:
    • A series of other road closures involving local roads will take place in the area to accommodate this event
  • Runnymede Road will be open to traffic during the event

This video presents “The Roncesvalles Polish Festival – Toronto 2011”:

2012 Roncesvalles Polish Festival

FREE Admission

Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16

  • North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto
  • Enjoy:
    •  continuous Polish, local and international music, folklore and entertainment from near and far on six stages, including the ever-popular “Dance Under The Stars” polka party on Saturday night,
    • fantastic cuisine from Roncesvalles’ renowned restaurants
    • lots of traditional Polish fare, including pierogi, kielbasa, bigos, cabbage rolls, and much much more!
    • lots of entertainment for kids, families, and adults, including:
      • two midway areas
      • two giant beverage gardens
      • the great offerings of Roncesvalles’ merchants

Polish Festival – Road Closure

Toronto 5K 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Time: 8:00 am

  • “This event offers participants the rare opportunity to run the streets of this beautiful neighbourhood on a Saturday morning in a fast traffic free well marked and timed course”
    • The certified and accurately measured course is fun, fast and scenic and is perfect for both beginners and race veterans
  • There are shirts, medals, BibTag Timing, bagels, bananas, bag check and more.
    • Don’t miss out and register now!

Toronto 5K Race (Saturday, September 15, 2012) – Road Closures

  • A series of road closures from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. will take place in the area bounded by:
    • St. Clair Avenue to the north
    • Christie Street to the west
    • Davenport Road to the south
    • Russell Hill Road/Macpherson Avenue to the east

Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.

A more complete list of road work and events is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map of information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The site can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

September 13, 2012

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Three special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The website can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival
Friday to Sunday closures
• Bloor Street from Jane Street to Glendonwynne Road will be closed from Friday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m. Runnymede Road will be open to traffic during the event.
• A series of other road closures involving local roads will take place in the area to accommodate this event.

Polish Festival
Saturday and Sunday closures
Roncesvalles Avenue from Grafton Avenue to Boustead Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, September 15 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 16 at 11 p.m.

Toronto 5K Race
Sunday closure
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by St. Clair Avenue to the north, Christie Street to the west, Davenport Road to the south, and Russell Hill Road/Macpherson Avenue to the east from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 16.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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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