You're Invited: Three Toronto Events With Road Closures August 13 - 15

You're Invited: Three Toronto Events With Road Closures August 13 - 15

There are three 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.

The three Toronto events with road closures are:

Bloorcourt Village Street Festival

1st annual Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Street Fair

FREE

  Saturday August 13, 2011

from 11:00am to 10:00pm, rain or shine

Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

between Shaw Street to Dovercourt Road

Bloorcourt Village Street Festival features:

  • A marketplace of arts & craft vendors from 11am to 7pm
  • A games and ride area all day long
  • Sidewalk sales by participating local businesses throughout the BIA (Business Improvement Area) from Dufferin Street to Montrose Avenue
  • Extended patios at local bars and restaurants until 10pm

Please click here for a map of the above FREE family-friendly activities.

Saturday closure:

Bloor Street from Dovercourt Avenue to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, August 13 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for this event.

Ossington Avenue, however, will be open to traffic during the event.

Church Street Village Fair

Sunday, 14 August 2011, 

12:00 Noon – 10:00pm

Church Street,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Google Map

Please click here for more info.

Sunday closure:

Church Street from Alexander Street to Gloucester Street (as shown on the map above) will be closed in both directions on Sunday, August 14 at 8 a.m. until Monday, August 15 at 1 a.m., to accommodate this event.

Wellesley Street will be open during the event.

Acura 10-Miler and 5K race

In support of the Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Cancer Society

“Are you ready to join the fight?

  • Raise $500 and we will reimburse your registration fee!
  • Raise $1,000*+ and receive a $100 gas gift card courtesy of Acura, a division of Honda Canada[2]
  • The Highest Fundraiser will receive one $500 gas gift card courtesy of Acura, a division of Honda Canada

Notes:

  1. Fundraising prizes are non-cumulative (one incentive prize per participant) and based on online and offline donations received by the Canadian Cancer Society on or before September 13, 2011 at 11:59pm.
  2. Limited to the first 14 people to register to run and fundraise $1,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.”

Please note that the  5k is sold out BUT there is still room in the 10-Miler! Register in person on Friday & Saturday at the Commerce Court Running Room Details »

Event Highlights

Date: Sun Aug 14, 2011
Start Time: 8:30am
Location: Front St. at Trinity, Distillery District, Toronto
Course: Commissioners and Tommy Thompson Park, Lagoon loop
Kit Pickup: Fri Aug 12 11am–8pm
Sat Aug 13 10am–5:30pm
Pickup at: Running Room Commerce Court, 30 Wellington St. W.
Race Day Kit Pickup: Sun Aug 14 7:00–8:15am
at the Distillery District

Run Week Registration »

Please click here for the Acura 10-Miler and 5K Run Info 2011 as well as a detailed route map.

Sunday Road Closures:

A series of road closures on Sunday, August 14 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  for this Acura 10-Miler and 5K running event will take place in the area bounded by:

Happy Running!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

August 10, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Three special events this coming weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

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 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 event areas, 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.

Bloorcourt Village Street Festival
Saturday closure:
Bloor Street from Dovercourt Avenue to Shaw Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, August 13 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for this event. Ossington Avenue, however, will be open to traffic during the event.

Church Street Village Fair
Sunday closure:
Church Street from Alexander Street to Gloucester Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, August 14 at 8 a.m. until Monday, August 15 at 1 a.m., to accommodate this event. Wellesley Street will be open during the event.

Acura 10-Miler and 5K race
Sunday closure:
A series of road closures for this running event will take place in the area bounded by Eastern Avenue to the north, Parliament Street to the west, Commissioners Street to the south and Leslie Street to the east on Sunday, August 14 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.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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