Enjoy the following three special events this weekend, which are accompanied by Toronto road closures in Ontario, Canada:

Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel (KOS) Triathlon (bike race)

7TH ANNUAL EAST END KOS AND ADULT TRI-JUNE 4, 2011 IS NOW A DUATHLON

  • The Birchmount pool is closed for investigation and repair as a piece of acoustic ceiling has fallen into the pool and more may come down. The pool will not be fixed by Saturday. EAST END IS NOW A DUATHLON. RUN-BIKE-RUN.

Saturday closure:

The westbound lanes of Kingston Road, from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maya’s March

Raising funds for SickKids Hospital and PCD Research

Maya’s March raises funds to benefit SickKids hospital and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia research. Maya’s March will take place June 5, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Maya’s March is named after six-year old Maya Murphy who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.

— The Walk —
Maya’s March is a 5 km walk beginning at 21 Conlins Road at 10 a.m. The Walk:

  • will travel along Military Trail to Old Kingston Road,
  • along Lawson Road,
  • through beautiful Colonel Danforth Park,
  • up Old Kingtson Road,
  • then back along Military Trail ending up where we began.
  • Along the route, there will be water available, way farers to guide you, and plenty of good friends by your side.
  • will be followed by a BBQ with live band The Phil & John Show, and a silent auction!

A larger map image of the routes.

Sunday closure:

Conlins Road, from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail, will be closed on Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Becel Heart & Stroke Ride For Heart

“With multiple distances to choose from, the Ride offers a challenge for recreational riders and endurance riders alike. Take your pick from three ride routes – 25k, 50k or 75k.

It’s something big that you can do. Register, fundraise at least $100 and be part of the 24th Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart on Sunday, June 5, 2011.

RIDE TO EXTEND LIVES

  • Heart disease and stroke takes 1 in 3 Canadians before their time.
  • 9 out of 10 Canadians are at risk of heart disease or stroke.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Canada has a stroke and this rate is projected to double in the next 10 years. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Be part of the solution. Your fundraising dollars not only support ground breaking research to help extend lives, but also enable preventative programs.

RIDE FOR GROUP SPIRIT

13,000 people riding traffic-free with the CN tower and Toronto cityscape as a backdrop makes an extraordinary sight. But even more amazing is the energy felt as you ride together with thousands of other passionate riders, all with a common goal: to fundraise to help extend life for Canadians. Why not get friends or colleagues together for a day of fun and physical activity and make a real difference?

RIDE TO HONOUR A LOVED ONE

Be part of the Ride to remember a loved one or to celebrate a survivor – maybe even yourself. It’s a unique experience you’ll never forget. And it will live on as you help give Canadians more years – and more life -to do the things they love.

Last year the event sold out early. Don’t miss your chance!”

Please click here for more info.

Sunday closure:

  • The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge and the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 5 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.
  • An alternative route to use instead of the Gardiner Expressway is Lake Shore Boulevard.
  • Alternative routes to use instead of the DVP are Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street or Don Mills Road.
 Three Special Events with Road Closures in Toronto June 4-5

Three Special Events with Road Closures in Toronto June 4-5

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

June 2, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

There are three 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, 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.

Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel Triathlon (bike race)

Saturday closure:

The westbound lanes of Kingston Road, from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maya’s March

Sunday closure:

Conlins Road, from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail, will be closed on Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Becel Heart & Stroke Ride For Heart

Sunday closure:

•    The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge and the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 5 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.
•    An alternative route to use instead of the Gardiner Expressway is Lake Shore Boulevard.  Alternative routes to use instead of the DVP are Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street or Don Mills Road.

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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