From 8 June to 10 June, 2012, the following five events require road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Woofstock

This video presents Woofstock 2011 Costume Contest – Saturday:

  • an entertaining doggie costume contest at Woofstock 2011 in Toronto

Woofstock is the largest outdoor FREE festival for dogs in all of North America at the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on June 9 and June 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“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.”

Some highlights of Woofstock include:

  • “300,000 dog lovers and their four-footed friends coming together each year for this wildly popular doggie love-in”
  • VIP (Very Important Pooch) Lounge, exclusive to Woofstock VIP members
  •  Woofstock Fashion Show

Also, please click here for the complete itinerary of Woofstock events.

Contact Info:

Email: info@woofstock.ca
Phone: 416.234-WOOF (9663)
WOOFSTOCK
85 King St E, Suite 404
Toronto, ON M5C1G3

Woofstock Road Closures – Friday to Sunday:

  • The following road closures will take place from Friday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m:
    • Market Street, from Front Street to The Esplanade
      • (this closure will be in place for Sunday, June 10 only)

Ride to Conquer Cancer

This video presents 2012 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer – Join Us! :

June 9-10, 2012. Riding throughout Ontario’s picturesque countryside in two days

  • You can choose the following routes:
    1) The Classic

    • Toronto to Niagara Falls: the historic 200+ kilometre route that continues to sell out year after year.

    2) The Niagara

    • Niagara Falls to Toronto: Kick off our classic ride route at a new Start Line and see what it’s like to cross the Finish Line in Toronto 200+ kilometres later!
    • Switch it up and ride out from Niagara with Canadian cycling legend Steve Bauer and Canada’s first professional continental cycling team Team SpiderTech powered by C10.

    3) The Toronto Turnaround

    • Toronto to Toronto: Start where you finish with this exciting 200+ kilometre Toronto loop that conveniently shares a start and finish line in Ontario’s dynamic urban centre.

    4) The Niagara Turnaround

    • Niagara Falls to Niagara Falls: Start and finish your 200+ kilometre loop at Canada’s most spectacular and impressive natural wonder.
    • Switch it up and ride out from Niagara with Canadian cycling legend Steve Bauer and Canada’s first professional continental cycling team Team SpiderTech powered by C10.

    5) The Classic Challenge

    • Toronto to Niagara Falls: The classic historic Ride route you know and love with an amped up twist.
      • The Classic Challenge route will push you to your limit as you cycle 100+ miles on Saturday and 100+ km on Sunday.

    6) The Toronto Turnaround Challenge

    • Toronto to Toronto: We’ve taken the brand new Toronto Turnaround route and given it some edge!
      • The Toronto Turnaround Challenge will take your ride to that next level when you cycle 100+ miles on Saturday and 100+ km on Sunday.
  • *All riders will camp together in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • ” 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.”

Please click here to register for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

For info about Enbridge’s Support Services for you before the ride, on the road and at camp, please click here.

Contact Info:

Phone: [877] 699-BIKE [2453]

or email at ontarioguides@conquercancer.ca.

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer – Saturday Road Closures:

Portugal Day

The Portugal Day Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is shown in this video:

Here are some celebratory events of  Portugal Day:

June 8th

12:00pm
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY – TORONTO CITY HALL,
in Collaboration with Councilor Ana Bailao
at NATHAN PHILLIP’S SQUARE

National Anthems by ISABEL SINDE

7:00pm
CIRV FM & FPTV present the 25th ANNIVERSARY PORTUGAL WEEK 2012 YOUTH FESTIVAL at TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK

7:00pm     VIERA NETO
7:40pm     DIEGO GOMES
8:20pm     KARMA
9:00pm    “AS BOMBOCAS” (from Portugal), Courtesy Gente TV
9:40pm     TYLER MEDEIROS
10:20pm   DANNY FERNANDES

June 9th

11:00am
FERMA 25th ANNIVERSARY PORTUGAL DAY PARADE 2012
DUNDAS STREET WEST, from, LANSDOWNE AVE TO TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK

1:30pm
TRIBUTE to VOLUNTEERISM
PORTUGUESE VOLUNTEER MONUMENT
at TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK,
CONCLUSION of the PORTUGAL DAY 2012 PARADE

National Anthems by ISABEL SINDE

2:00pm – 8:00pm
CIRV FM & FPTV presents the 25th ANNIVERSARY PORTUGAL WEEK 2012
at TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK

SOL PORTUGUESE & VOICE NEWSPAPER present the 19th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FOLKLOREF
“RAIZES do NOSSO POVO”

2:00pm   Casa dos Acores of Ontario Folklore Group
2:20pm   RF “As Tricanas”
2:40pm   Northern Portugal Folklore Group from Oshawa
3:oopm   Transmontano Folcore Group
3:20pm   Portuguese Folklore Group from Oakville
3:4opm   Estrelas do Norte Folklore Group of Toronto
5:00pm   Assoc. Migrante Barcelos Folklore Group
5:20pm   Academico Viseu of Casa das Beiras Folklore Group
5:40pm   Provinces & Islands of Portugal Folklore Group of Hamilton
7:00pm   Nazare Folklore Group of Mississauga
7:20pm   “Os Camponeses” Folklore Group of Toronto

4:00pm – 11:00pm
CIRV FM & FPTV present Artist Stage

4:00pm   Mario Marinho
4:30pm   Mario Joao (from Portugal)
6:05pm   Patricia Ribeiro (and her band from U.S.A.)
8:00pm   Melomanos & Tony Gouveia
9:00pm   Sarah Pacheco
9:45pm   Roberto Leal (and his band from Portugal)

Please click here for more celebratory events of the 25th Anniversary of Portugal Week 2012.

Portugal Day –  Saturday Road Closure:

  • Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street to College Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Festival on Bloor

This video presents Toronto Bloor Festival :

Annex Festival on Bloor 2012:

  • is Sunday June 10, 11 AM to 6 PM, from Bathurst Street to Spadina Road on Bloor Street.
  • Celebrates the Bloor Annex BIA!
    • “The Bloor Annex BIA is a vibrant community in the heart of Toronto, brimming with history, culture and personality.”
    • Come enjoy the sights, sounds and delicious delights of our vibrant neighbourhood!
  • Miles Nadal JCC is host, along with the Bloor Annex BIA, to this 16th annual street event.
  • Watch and join the parade of musicians.
    • One group starts at Spadina and another at Bathurst Street.
    • They meet up in front of the Tranzac Music Stage at Brunswick and Bloor.
  • Musicians will be on stage all afternoon and broadcast live by CIUT Radio 89.5 FM from Annex Festival on Bloor

Festival on Bloor – Sunday Road Closure:

  • Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 10 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Toronto Challenge Run

This video presents Toronto Challenge 2011:

  • please note that this video is silent for the first 56 seconds before a sudden burst of loud sounds happens for the start of the 5K Run
  • and then the video becomes silent again:

The Toronto Challenge: Sunday, June 10, 2012

  • Presented by MonsterMortgage.ca
  • A family event that raises money for non-profit organizations that are improving the quality of life for seniors in your community.
  • Enjoy a timed 5k run, 5k walk or 1k walk through downtown Toronto
  • As a participant, you will receive a team t-shirt, a chance to win prizes and you’ll be invited to the post-race ceremony in David Pecaut Square.
  • For involvement as a sponsor, benefitting agency, volunteer or to participate, please contact Tyrone Bernardo, City of Toronto, at 416-392-9392 or tbernar@toronto.ca

Toronto Challenge Run – Sunday Road Closure:

Enjoy!

You're Invited: Five Toronto Events with Road Closures June 8-10, 2012

You're Invited: Five Toronto Events with Road Closures June 8-10, 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

June 7, 2012

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

There are several special events this weekend that will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special 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.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work 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.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their 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 8 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m:
• Front Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street
• Wellington Street, from Church Street to Leader Lane
• Church Street, from Colborne Street to The Esplanade
• Market Street, from Front Street to The Esplanade (this closure will be in place for Sunday, June 10 only)

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 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Portugal Day
Saturday closure:
Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street to College Street, will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Festival on Bloor
Sunday closure:
Bloor Street, from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, will be closed on Sunday, June 10 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Toronto Challenge Run
Sunday closure:
Wellington Street, from Simcoe Street to John Street, will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street in the south, Spadina Avenue in the west, Wellesley Street in the north and Bay Street to the east.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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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