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FREE Events & Toronto Road Closures June 7-8 + TTC Subway Closures June 7-8 & 14-15, 2014

Toronto Road Closures

Malvern Bicycle Race

Pape Village Summerfest: FREE

  • Pape Avenue from Floyd Avenue to Cosburn Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Pape Village Summerfest.

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest: FREE

  • Broadview Avenue south of Queen Street East to the north side of the public lane will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for this event.

Ride to Conquer Cancer

  • Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to Windermere Avenue and Windermere Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to the Queensway will be closed on Saturday, June 7 from 6 to 10 a.m. to accommodate this event. The Gardiner Expressway is an alternative route.

Dundas West Fest: FREE

  • Dundas Street from Lansdowne Avenue to Roxton Road will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Dundas West Fest. College Street and Queen Street are alternative routes.
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Union Station Closure Apr.5 – 7 Before 6 A.M.+ Closures of Gardiner Expressway Start Apr.25, 2014

This video presents “TTC’s Signal System Explained.”

  • The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is updating its 60-year-old signal system with Automatic Train Control in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • This video explains how signals work, why it is replacing its aging system, and what a modern and reliable signal system will do to improve service once completed

Union Subway Station Closure April 5-6

  • As part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) commitment to modernization, signal upgrade work is continuing on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) from Bloor to St Andrew stations this weekend.
  • This will affect the operation of the subway stations, trains and buses in the following ways:
    • Subway trains will terminate at Bloor and St Andrew stations on Line 1.47 shuttle buses on Yonge St. between Rosedale and King stations, and over to St Andrew Station.
    • Union subway station will be closed.
      • There is no access from the subway station to the main train station.
      • Customers going to the Air Canada Centre will need to walk from King or St Andrew stations or take the 6 Bay bus.
      • Customers going to the Rogers Centre for the Blue Jays games should walk from St Andrew Station or take the 510 Spadina streetcar, which currently terminates at King St. because of construction, and either walk or board a replacement bus to continue south.
      • Customers can also use the 504 King or 505 Dundas streetcars to get downtown. Both streetcar routes terminate at Broadview and Dundas West stations on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth).
  • Wheel-Trans buses will be available to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids.
  • Regular subway service resumes on Monday, April 7 at 6 a.m.
Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: City of Toronto
Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: City of Toronto

Gardiner Expressway: Full Closure April 25-28

Long-Term Construction Projects on Gardiner Expressway: Partial Closures Begin on April 26

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You’re Invited: Celebratory Events in Montreal & Toronto Nov.29-Feb.23, 2014 + News & Alerts

There are exciting celebratory events happening in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Festival recap – BARBEGAZI 2013.”

  • BARBEGAZI 2013 – Action Sports Festival at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Parc Olympique,  Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Launch of the 2013-2014 Winter Program of the Olympic Park: ENTER PLAY OUTSIDE the Sun Life Financial Esplanade!

FREE  Admissions

Located East of the Olympic Stadium, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

December 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014

February 7, 2014

February 15 and 16, 2014

  • Olympic Park announced that the Esplanade will once again host an authentic Winter Village , a central element of its winter program that will include family, FREE and accessible activities.
  • Fitted this year in the area 100 of the Sun Life Financial Esplanade, which is located behind the Pie-IX metro, this new version of the Olympic Winter Park Village will feature a rink, allowing everyone to skate FREE and, even in mild weather thanks to its cooling system.
    • For the second year, the Winter Village is easily recognizable by its huge natural tree which this year, will measure 65 feet tall!
      • It will certainly return to Montreal as Sun Life Financial Esplanade will be hosted throughout the cold season.
  • The official opening of the site on December 1 will be highlighted by a fundraiser to benefit the organization’s Frimousse, a toy lending library of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
    • For the modest sum of $2, children and adults can come affix a huge Christmas tree decoration in the Winter Village and are collected for each design will be donated to the toy library.
    • They will also be on site to donate new toys to contribute to service the loan toys Frimousse.
    • And to close the festival in style, end of the day, the Olympic Park will illuminate all lights to shine throughout the winter!
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You’re Invited: Toronto Alerts & Events Nov.9-Dec.15, 2013 + News + Ontario’s Music Funds

Here are some celebratory events as well as green events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

Green Neighbours 21 provides us info on the following green event in Toronto.

“Gasland II”: Free Screenings and Discussion

FREE Admission

November 9, 2013: 12pm-4pm at Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.


November 12, 2013: 6pm at Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W.

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You’re Invited: Great Events in Toronto October 18 – November 10, 2013 + Toronto News & Alerts

Here are some great events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “What a Free Feeling!”

  • Join Torontonians for the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge and Neighbourhood Challenge on October 20th.
  • Make great things happen by running or walking for others.
  • Or be a super-spectator and cheer on the runners in your neighbourhood.
  • The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – It’s a Free Feeling! Join the show!

Canada Running Series


Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2013 Super Event

FREE Expo & International Friendship Run: October 18-19

Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Courses: October 20, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Via the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and the Neighbourhood Challenge, the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon raised a record-breaking $4,379,092.67 in support of 181 local charities and neighbourhood groups in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Adelaide Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street.
    • They head out and back along the lakeshore on a flat course.
  • Here are some highlights of this event.
    • There are bands and Neighbourhood Entertainment Centres every 2 kilometres, cheerleaders, and numerous aid stations.
    • All participants get technical t-shirts and finisher’s medals.
    • It’s a festive, full weekend that starts with guru John Stanton at the FREE 2-day Expo, Friday and Saturday.
    • There’s a Saturday morning (FREE) short International Friendship Run, hosted by the Running Room, and a post-race Victory party in Nathan Phillips Square from 10:00am to 3:30pm on Sunday.
  • Please click here for the complete schedule of activities and their locations.

City of Toronto Celebrates Renovations at Carlton Park


October 18

6 to 7 p.m.; remarks at 6:10 p.m.

Carlton Park, 20 Edith Ave.

  • Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport) and City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to celebrate renovations to Carlton Park with a corn roast and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • The City has invested about $200,000 to provide accessible entrances with ornamental paving, accessible asphalt paths, park benches, a drinking fountain, a sandbox, stone seat walls, shade trees, planting beds and increased lawn areas.


13th Annual Italian Language Week in the World

Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Switzerland


Screening of JUMP

Directed by Bindu de Stoppani

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Jump (Switzerland – 2011 – 93 min.)

Free Admission

October 18, 2013


Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron St., Toronto

Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221

City of Toronto to Celebrate New Playground Equipment at Susan Tibaldi Park


Refreshments will provided

October 19

10 a.m.; remarks at 10:10 a.m.

Susan Tibaldi Parkette, 353 Margueretta Street, Toronto

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You’re Invited: Toronto Celebratory Events Oct.5-Nov.23, 2013 + City & Ontario News

Here are some great celebratory events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

3rd Annual Harvest Lunch


Panorama Garden, Etobicoke Master Gardeners, Microskills, Rotary Club Etobicoke, MP Johnson, Rexdale CHC

Saturday, October 5 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rexdale Community Hub, 21 Panorama Court, Toronto, ON

Contact: Tania Fernandes at 416-744-6312 extension number 2357.

  • In celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week, the Rexdale Community Health Centre  (CHC) is hosting its Harvest Lunch.
  • Your invitation reads as follows.
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Toronto Events with TTC’s Bus 108 Downsview Route Diversion & Road Closures Sept.20-22, 2013

This is an update to my previous blog, You’re Invited: Canadian Events Sept.19 – Dec.20, 2013 + Ontario News + Toronto & TTC Alerts.

Here are the weekend events with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Children’s Breakfast Club


7th Annual Tour de Black Creek Bike Race

A Charity Ride for Kids

Saturday, September 21

Starting time is 9:00 a.m.

Race starts at Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St., Toronto.

  • “The breakfast club, along with Toronto Police and the Canadian Tire JumpStart program, has been working with children and youth in the Jane and Finch community to encourage a love of cycling and an appreciation for physical fitness. A full summer of learning and training culminates this Saturday with the Tour de Black Creek.
  • It is just a 2k loop which the riders do once, twice, or three times – depending on their ages.”
  • Please click here for more info.

RBC Run for the Kids

September 21 & 22

5 km Run/Walk/Stroll
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Run Start Time: 9:00 am

25 km Run
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Run Start Time: 8:00 am

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)


Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Route Map

11:00 am – Registration and Community Fair begins.

Event Schedule

Contact Daniel Knox at:
Phone: 416.340.8484 ext. 268.