Seven Special Events With Road Closures in Toronto Starting June 10

Seven Special Events With Road Closures in Toronto Starting June 10

For the seven special events this weekend involving road closures (starting this Friday evening at 6:30 pm)  in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, please consider taking public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

And the City of Toronto also advises that if you need to drive in these event areas, be patient and allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

The seven special weekend events with road closures are as follows:

Woofstock

Woofstock is the largest outdoor FREE festival for dogs in all of North America at the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood.

“Quirky and fun, Woofstock is a free admission non-stop party that takes place at our hip, newly expanded location, the historic St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, home to the world-famous food market as well as the dog-friendly Sunday Antique Market.”

Weekend closure:

A number of road closures will be required for Woofstock.  All closures listed below will take place from Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m.
•    Front Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street
•    Wellington Street, from Church Street to Scott Street
•    Church Street, from Colborne Street to The Esplanade
•    Market Street, from Front Street to The Esplanade

Ride to Conquer Cancer

“June 11-12, 2011. Riding throughout Ontario’s countryside in two days. Sure, it sounds like a lot — and it’s meant to be. But make no mistake, this event isn’t just for athletes or cycling enthusiasts. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer® is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet.

We are offering multiple distance options to encourage people to participate and challenge Riders in search of a bolder experience. So choose the best distance for you: the M200 Classic Double-Century (200 miles), a breathtaking journey through a different part of Ontario or the K200 Metric Double-Century (200 kilometres), historic route that has sold out for the past three years.

The money you raise for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. YOUR epic ride will move us closer to our vision to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime.”

SATURDAY MORNING SHUTTLE – A free shuttle service will run from the Host Hotel to Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning. Please be advised that bike transport will NOT be available for those taking the Shuttle from the Host Hotels on Day One. Please take advantage of our Friday Bike Drop-Off. There will be no shuttle service back to the host hotel on Sunday. PARKING – Complimentary daily and overnight parking for The Ride is available at the Exhibition Place. Please follow parking direction onsite. Please note that no Underground Parking will be available.

OPENING CEREMONIES: Saturday, June 11, 2011

Exhibition Place, Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

GPS coordinates: N43.63271, W-79.4183

6:30am 7:30am Gear drop-off and continental breakfast served.

6:30am 7:30am Onsite check-in begins for those who have not checked in online. If you have not received your packet in the mail, please make sure to pick it up on Saturday morning. If planning to check in onsite, please arrive early to avoid missing Opening Ceremonies. Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 8:00am.

7:30am All participants should be onsite.

8:00am Opening Ceremonies begin.

CAMP

Mohawk College
135 Fennel Ave West
Hamilton Ontario L8N 3T2
(905) 575-1212
Parking available onsite at Mohawk College
While visitors are able to join you at Camp to celebrate your Saturday ride, we will not have food, beverages or other services for them so they must plan accordingly. Visitor parking onsite is limited. All visitors must leave camp by 9:00pm.

CAMP ENTERTAINMENT

Join us for camp entertainment on the main stage. Don’t forget to bring your ID. At 7:00 pm, our nightly news program will start and we’ll report on weather, the route, media coverage, and make special announcements regarding the event. We’ll also feature some of the special people from The Princess Margaret who will talk about the research and programs made possible by your donation dollars.

CAMPING GEAR

Your gear will be waiting for you at Camp. After collecting it, signage will lead you to your tent. In the morning, pack up your gear and leave your tent right where it is. A team of amazing volunteers will take the tents down. Bring your gear bag to the truck with a corresponding gear colour.

Saturday Road closures:

Lake Shore Boulevard, from Strachan Avenue to Windemere Avenue, and Windemere Avenue, from Lake Shore Boulevard to The Queensway, will be closed on Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate this event.

Portugal Day

Officially Portugal Day celebration is on June 11th with the following activities:

11:00am
PORTUGAL DAY PARADE 2011
DUNDAS STREET WEST, from LANSDOWNE AVE to
TRINITY-BELLWOODS PARK

2:00pm
TRIBUTE to VOLUNTEERISM
PORTUGUESE VOLUNTEER MONUMENT
at TRINITY-BELLWOODS PARK
CONCLUSION of the PORTUGAL DAY 2011 PARADE

National Anthems By ISABEL SINDE

2:00pm to 8:00pm
PORTUGAL DAY 2011 at TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK

SOL PORTUGUÊS & VOICE NEWSPAPER Present
18TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL of FOLKLORE
“RAÍZES do NOSSO POVO”

2:00pm – Banda do Sagrado Coracão de Jesus
3:00pm – R. F. “As Tricanas”
3:20pm – G. F. Português de Oakville
3:40pm – R. F. “Os Camponeses” de Toronto
5:00pm – R. F. Estrelas do Norte de Toronto
5:20pm – R. Províncias e Ilhas de Portugal de Hamilton
5:40pm – G. F. da Escola Portuguesa do Clube Transmontano
7:00pm – R. F. da Assoc. Cultural do Minho
7:20pm – R. F. da Nazaré
7:40pm – R. F. da Casa dos Poveiros
June 11th

4:00pm to 11:00pm
CIRV FM FESTIVAL PORTUGUÊS – THE VOICE of the Portuguese Community, Celebrating 25 Years of Service Presents Artist Stage

4:00pm – Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s presents… CHANTAL CARNEIRO, Winner of the Amateur Song Contest, & MELANIE FRADE

4:15pm – OS PANTERAS
6:00pm – TONY CÂMARA
8:00pm – SARAH PACHECO
8:45pm – JOSÉ MALHOA (Direct from Portugal)
9:45pm – THE GIFT (Direct from Portugal)

Saturday Road Closure:

Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street to College Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival


The 4th Annual Port Union Waterfront Festival will be held at the Port Union Village Common.

Events & Activities (partial list)

  • FREE Carnival Rides (Ferris Wheel, Scrambler)
  • Mini-motorcycles
  • Firefighter’s Bouncer, and other bouncers and games
  • Entertainment at both the amphitheatre & waterfront
  • BBQ with Enbridge with large hot dogs and pop
  • FREE popcorn and candy floss
  • 5KM Walk/Run, 10KM run. Register through “the Running Room”
  • EMS
  • Police Information table & children fingerprinting
  • Fire truck, Hawkshadow (Teepee)
  • Community Information Tables
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority and Libary Historical Display
  • local business displays

Saturday Road Closure:

Port Union Road (south of Lawrence Avenue) from Shoalhaven Drive to Bridgend Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Toronto Taste 2011

“Indulge your senses in a gastronomic adventure showcasing 60 of Toronto’s top chefs and 30 premium beverage purveyors, all coming together to celebrate their love of food and support Second Harvest.

Sunday, June 12th at 6:30pm
Indoors and outdoors at the Royal Ontario Museum
(Bloor Street West & Queen’s Park)

Tickets $250 each
(tax receipt issued for $125)
Limited tickets available.

Hosted by Food Network Canada’s Bob Blumer, Toronto Taste is presented by The Daniels Corporation, a supporter of Second Harvest for the past 16 years. Since the very first Toronto Taste 21 years ago (then known as Taste of the Nation), the event has net over $4 million, enabling Second Harvest to deliver enough fresh food to provide over 8 million meals to those living with hunger in Toronto. That’s enough food to feed almost every one of Regent Park’s 2,045 families with children three square meals a day for an entire year.”

Weekend Road Closures June 11 – 8pm to June 13 – 6 am:

Queen’s Park will be closed from Bloor Street West to just north of Queen’s Park Crescent from Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. to Monday, June 13 at 6 a.m.

Festival on Bloor

Festival on Bloor 2011 on  Sunday, June 12 from 12 to 6 pm, celebrates the Bloor Annex BIA!

“The Bloor Annex BIA is a vibrant community in the heart of Toronto, brimming with history, culture and personality. It is a great example of Toronto’s diversity at its very best.”

Sunday Road Closure:

Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 12 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the Festival on Bloor.

Toronto Challenge Run


This is an update to my previous posts: Toronto Challenge 2011 Benefits You and Seniors.

Sunday Road Closure:

Wellington Street, from Simcoe Street to John Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the north, Bathurst Street in the west, Queen’s Quay in the south and York Street to the east.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

June 9, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

There are seven special events this weekend involving road closures that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. These festivals and 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. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

In addition to these events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city this summer.  People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations. If you need to drive in these event areas, be patient and allow extra time to get to and from your destination.  A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

Woofstock

Weekend closure:

A number of road closures will be required for this event.  All closures listed below will take place from Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m.
•    Front Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street
•    Wellington Street, from Church Street to Scott Street
•    Church Street, from Colborne Street to The Esplanade
•    Market Street, from Front Street to The Esplanade

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Saturday closure:

Lake Shore Boulevard, from Strachan Avenue to Windemere Avenue, and Windemere Avenue, from Lake Shore Boulevard to The Queensway, will be closed on Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate this event.

Portugal Day

Saturday closure:

Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street to College Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival

Saturday closure:

Port Union Road (south of Lawrence Avenue) from Shoalhaven Drive to Bridgend Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Toronto Taste 2011

Weekend Closures:

Queen’s Park will be closed from Bloor Street West to just north of Queen’s Park Crescent from Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. to Monday, June 13 at 6 a.m.

Festival on Bloor

Sunday closure:

Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 12 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the event.

Toronto Challenge Run

Sunday closure:

Wellington Street, from Simcoe Street to John Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the north, Bathurst Street in the west, Queen’s Quay in the south and York Street to the east.

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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