You're Invited: Toronto's Five Events With Road Closures June 17 - 20

You're Invited: Toronto's Five Events With Road Closures June 17 - 20

The City of Toronto (in Ontario, Canada) encourages you to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations, especially during Toronto’s five events with road closures from June 17 to June 20.

Come out and enjoy the following five special events in Toronto accompanied by these road closures:

Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade


Highland Creek Heritage Festival is in its 26th year as an annual community festival for the eastern communities of Scarborough.

The Festival receives financial and other support from the community associations of Highland Creek, Centennial Community, and West Rouge, Highland Creek Plaza, R.C.L. Br. 258, Councillor Ron Moeser and the City of Toronto, West Hill – Highland Creek Lions Club, and numerous local businesses.

Here are the details of the Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade:

  • Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Bands & Parade Attractions:
  1. Branch 258 Colour Guard
  2. 7th Toronto Regiment Band
  3. Scarborough Red Hackle Pipes & Drums
  4. York Lions Steel Band
  5. Highland Creek Pipes & Drums
  6. Limber Gunners
  7. Shriner Hillbillies/ Scooters, Minicars
  8. Toronto Signals Band
  9. Queen’s Own Rifles Band
  10. Plus floats by our local Community Groups and Businesses
  • In the Village .. Activities ALL DAY:
  1. SECOND ANNUAL Bed Race in support of Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital
  2. Ronald MacDonald visit
  3. Crafters’ Fair
  4. Mayor’s proclamation
  5. Beer Garden-Karaoke
  6. Food and Refreshments
  7. Children’s entertainment park
  8. Petting zoo
  9. Entertainment stage with entertainment all day
  10. St. Joseph’s Church CWL (Catholic Women’s League) tea room & plant sale
  11. Scarborough History

Saturday Road Closures:

  • The parade route will begin on Centennial Road and proceed north to Lawson Road, west on Lawson Road and then over the Highland Creek overpass to Kingston Road. The route will continue along Old Kingston Road to Watson Road. The parade route closures will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

BIA (Business Improvement Area) Fusion of Taste Festival

Albion Islinton Square BIA
Presents

5th Anuual Fusion of Taste Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2011
11:00am-9:00pm

At the intersection of
Albion Road and Islington Avenue
Etobicoke

Special Guest of Honour: Ms. Lisa Ray

Program:

* Punjabi/Bollywood International Singing Sensation – ManakE- www.manake.co.uk

* Punjabi Singing Sensation from India – Tanya Gill

* Bhangra by Davi Layal

* Shiamak Davar Toronto Dance Team – www.shiamak.com

* Muhtadi and The World Drummers – www.muhtadidrumfest.com

* Pakistani Singing Sensation Saima Khan – www.saimakhan.com

* Fusion of India by Nritya Kala Mandir – www.nrityakalamandir.ca

* Circus – by Lasvegas Events – www.lasvegasevent.ca

* Brazilian and Las Vegas Show – by Lasvegas Events – www.lasvegasevent.ca

* Egyptian Belly Dancers – by Zenia Belly Dance School – www.zeniabellydance.com

* Steel Pan Band – Jerry Jerome and Cardell’s Steel Pan Band

* School Band Performance by Father Henry Carr Senior Secondary School

* Fashion Show by the Merchants of Albion Islington Square organised by –

* FREE Raffle Draw – 2 Round Trip Tickets to India sponsored by

* Amusement Rides

* Stilt Walker

* Magic Show

* Face Painting

* Fire Jugglers

* Balloon Artist

* Rickshaw Ride

* Product giveaways

* Vendors and

a lot of fun…

Contact Info:

Albion Islington Square Business Improvement Area
925 Albion Road, Suite 100, Etobicoke, Ontario M9V 1A6
Tel/Fax: 416-743-3267
Email: albion.islington.bia@gmail.com

Saturday Road Closures:
Albion Road from Islington Avenue to Thistletown Boulevard will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 18 from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

North by Northeast Music Festival

“Now in its 17th year, North by Northeast Music Festival and Conference (NXNE) has become the Canadian festival destination for new and emerging talent—unsigned bands, indie favourites, and major-label headlining artists alike. Seen as the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, NXNE Music, NXNE Film, and NXNE Interactive (NXNEi) are an essential gathering for artists, industry, and fans.

We’re based in Toronto, but bring a global perspective to our programming. NXNE’s mission is to

  • provide a forum for the best new music, in which fans can catch emerging artists – tomorrow’s stars – and today’s most popular acts at intimate club venues
  • screen the year’s most exciting music-themed films
  • bridge the gap between the creative industries and the interactive world
  • present Toronto with an annual marquis tourist destination festival by showcasing international headline performers at huge FREE outdoor concerts

In all, NXNE runs 7 days and nights, draws 280,000 attendees, and generates an annual economic impact of more than $45 million.

For five days and nights, NXNE Music offers the hottest music and the freshest music-related ideas—all within a few km of each other. NXNE 2010 presented over 625 international, national and local acts at 50 official festival stages in downtown Toronto’s famous club district. More than 280,000 music fans attended the festival, with thousands of industry professionals taking part in conference sessions.

For 2011, NXNEi’s afternoon sessions will combine the Music and Film focus in an event that will engage the over 2,300 industry delegates who attend NXNE.

Saturday Road Closure:
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Taste of Little Italy

June 1, 2011

For Immediate Release

KICK OFF THE FESTIVAL SEASON AT
THE TASTE OF LITTLE ITALY

Mid-June weekend a celebration of Italian food, music and patio life
June 17th to June 19th

College Street, Toronto – Italian villages celebrate life in the piazza, or town square, with music, food, a little vino and a lot of fun. From Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, Toronto lives its own piazza experience, with the thirteenth annual “Taste of Little Italy”.

College Street, from Bathurst to Shaw, becomes a pedestrian square for the weekend, lined by local restaurants sampling their very best fare, music on every corner, shopping and exploring, and some of the best people watching in the city. Over 40 restaurants will offer expanded patios.

The Taste of Little Italy is a salute to everything that makes this neighbourhood, and really the whole City of Toronto, such a great place to live,” said Lenny Lombardi, President of CHIN Radio and Chair of Little Italy’s business improvement association. “Little Italy is an exciting area in which to live and to visit. Our retailers and restaurants are operated by families who delight in getting to know their customers. Drop in over the weekend, and you’ll see why people love this neighbourhood. And then you’ll come back, again and again.”

During the Taste of Little Italy, 21 bands, choirs and other acts will perform from street corners and stages stretching the length of College from Bathurst to Shaw.

Some 45 College Street restaurants will be sampling the pride of their kitchens, serving up pasta specialties, meats, seafood, desserts and other treats, all for between $1 and $5.

Restaurant patios will offer Sambuca Ramozzotti, and ice cold Coca Cola.

“The Taste of Little Italy allows you to experience a little bit of Italian culture and cuisine. Try a Ramazzotti Fresco and enjoy the music said Lombardi. “There’s more to see, more to do, and more than enough to eat and drink. You can check it out for yourself on www.tasteoflittleitaly.ca, or better yet – see you on the Piazza.”

Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m. Road Closures:
College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m.

MuchMusic Video Awards

“The MuchMusic Video Awards (also known as (the) MMVA or MMVAs) are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the year’s best music videos.

In their modern form, the awards ceremony is not held in a conventional theatre, but instead as a large street party incorporating the MuchMusic World Headquarters, its parking lot, and parts of Queen Street West in downtown Toronto, Ontario. There are no hosts or announcers in the traditional awards-show fashion; instead, the MuchMusic VJs are an integral part of the festivities, introducing (and interviewing) the awards’ presenters and winners throughout the show.”

Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m. Road Closures:
There will be a series of road closures in the area bounded by Richmond Street in the south, Queen Street in the north, Simcoe Street in the east and Peter Street in the west from Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

June 16, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Five special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. All residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events.

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, a significant amount of road work is 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. 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.

Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade
Saturday closure:
• Old Kingston Road from Kingston Road to Watson Road and Morrish Road from Kingston Road to Bush Gate will be closed on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• To accommodate the parade, Centennial Road will be closed from Cherrydale Court to Lawson Road from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade route will begin on Centennial Road and proceed north to Lawson Road, west on Lawson Road and then over the Highland Creek overpass to Kingston Road. The route will continue along Old Kingston Road to Watson Road. The parade route closures will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

BIA Fusion of Taste Festival
Saturday closure:
Albion Road from Islington Avenue to Thistletown Boulevard will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 18 from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

North by Northeast Music Festival
Saturday closure:
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Taste of Little Italy
Weekend closure:
College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions from Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m.

MuchMusic Video Awards
Sunday closure:
There will be a series of road closures in the area bounded by Richmond Street in the south, Queen Street in the north, Simcoe Street in the east and Peter Street in the west from Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 20 at 3 a.m.

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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