You're Invited: Two Toronto Events With Road Closures August 25 - 28

You're Invited: Two Toronto Events With Road Closures August 25 - 28

There are two events with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

You are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

If you need to drive in the event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

Please note that info about roads affected by the state funeral procession for the Honourable Jack Layton on Saturday, August 27 will be posted at http://www.toronto.ca/jacklayton.htm.

The two Toronto events with road closures are:

Scotiabank BuskerFest

in Support of Epilepsy Toronto

August 25 – 28, 2011

Location: Performances Occur Right on the Streets of the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood.

Times: There is no advance performance schedule for Buskerfest.

  • Thursday, August 25: 12 NOON – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 26: 12 NOON – 11:00 p.m.; The Fire Show 9:30 p.m. (all proceeds will be donated to Epilepsy Toronto) at Front & Church Streets (raindate is Saturday, August 27)
  • Saturday, August 27: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 28, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; The Grand Finale 6:30 p.m. (all proceeds will be donated to Epilepsy Toronto) at Berczy Park

Festival Admission is by:

  • donation to festival organizers, Epilepsy Toronto, and
  • performers collect their own remuneration by passing around hats after their performances

BuskerPlay For Kids: FREE

  • located at Market Lane Park, just west of the St. Lawrence North Market ( on the north side of Front Street near Jarvis Street)
  • face painting
  • balloon twisting
  • puppets
  • music
  • 2011 LEGO Ninjago Tour
  • workshops
  • family shows
  • create your own Scotiabank BuskerFest t-shirt: also FREE

Please click here for more info on the BuskerFest events.

Contact Info:

Email: info@torontobuskerfest.com

Please click here to check out the following BuskerFest Contests for great prizes:

  • Black’s Photo Contest
  • “Pulse the World” Contest
  • Metro People’s Choice Award

Please click here for a map of the above BuskerFest events (and click on the map to get an enlarged map).

BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday Road Closures:

The following series of road closures for Buskerfest in the St. Lawrence Market area began this morning:

  • Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Church Street from The Esplanade to Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Scott Street from north of Scott Lane to the midway point between Wellington Street and Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Market Street from Front Street to The Esplanade will be closed from Thursday, August 25 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

Pedestrian-only streets in Kensington Market, Toronto

Last Sunday of every month from May to October

“Join us in celebrating our 8th season of Pedestrian Sundays in 2011!!”

Celebrating Community, Culture, and Ecology

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The streets are yours from 12 Noon – 7 pm

“ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS wishing to get involved should send a description of what you do, (and a link if you have one) to shamezamlani at yahoo.com & yvonnebambrick at gmail.com, or call Yvonne 416.826.2964.

Thanks for helping to bring magic to our streets!

Stay in touch via our Facebook page or by following us on Twitter Join our email list for very occasional email updates about special events of interest.

Pedestrian Sundays don’t permanently change the streets, they forever change the way you perceive them!

Want to see Pedestrian Sundays in your neighbourhood?

Get in touch with Shamez to find out how – 647.444.7426.

See you in the streets!”

Please click here for info on how to get to Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Road Closure

Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, August 28 from noon to 7 p.m. for this event:

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

August 25, 2011

Toronto’s Buskerfest and Kensington Market festival road closures

Two festive events this week will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the events. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Note: Information about roads affected by the state funeral procession for the Honourable Jack Layton on Saturday, August 27 will be posted at http://www.toronto.ca/jacklayton.htm.

Festivals 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. More information about road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

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 the general vicinity of special events, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday closures
A series of closures for Buskerfest in the St. Lawrence Market area began this morning.
• Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from The Esplanade to Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
• Scott Street from north of Scott Lane to the midway point between Wellington Street and Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
• Market Street from Front Street to The Esplanade will be closed from Thursday, August 25 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from north of Front Street to Colborne Street will be closed from Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
• Wellington Street from Church Street to Leader Lane will be closed from Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Sunday closure
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, August 28 from noon to 7 p.m. for this event:
• Augusta Avenue
• Baldwin Street
• Kensington Avenue
• St. Andrew Street

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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