You're Invited: Three Toronto Events With Road Closures July 15 - 18, 2011

You're Invited: Three Toronto Events With Road Closures July 15 - 18, 2011

Come out and enjoy this weekend’s special events 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.

Bloor West Village BIA Festival

BIA (Business Improvement Area) is a non-profit association within a specified area, like Bloor West Village in Toronto, who join together with the official approval of the city. Its main purpose is to create a self-help program to promote and stimulate local business.

Bloor West Village July Festival
Saturday, 16 July 2011

July Festival

Come to the Festival

FREE Entertainment

Petting Zoo

Pony Rides

Kiddy Car Rides and More!

At the Bandstand there will be

A Baby Contest

Ethnic Dances

Stage Shows, Lucky Draws

and More!

In the Evening our traditional

Street Dance with a Live Band

The highlights of the upcoming Bloor West Village BIA Festival include:

  • FREE entertainment for the whole family all day
    • Live entertainment all day at Windermere Stage plus
    • A Baby Contest
    • Ethnic Dances
    • Stage Shows,
    • Lucky Draws and More!
    • Strolling entertainment throughout the village
    • The Band Stand will have entertainment and music all day
    • The Band Stand will have Keith Burton and Footloose with a fantastic street dance at 8:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Face Painting,
  • Stilt Walking,
  • Delicious Foods,
  • Juggling,
  • Caricatures,
  • Inflatable Fire Truck Slide,
  • Mini-Car Rides,
  • Jungle Jack & Safari Truck,
  • Reptile Show
  • Caribbean and European Bands!
  • Sidewalk Sale!
  • And More!

Road Closures Friday, July 15 to Saturday, July 16 :

  • A series of road closures involving local roads running off Bloor Street will take place to accommodate this event.

Live Green Toronto Festival

Live Green Toronto Festival

FREE

Presented by:
City of Toronto Environment Office

Date: July 16, 2011

Event Time(s):    11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Website: www.toronto.ca/greentorontofestival
Email: jchow3@toronto.ca
Phone: 416-392-6342

Location:
Yonge-Dundas Square
Yonge Street and Dundas Street East

Public Transit:
TTC Trip Planner

Fully accessible Public washrooms On-site food or beverages Paid parking Shopping Exhibit Performance Kid-friendly Green-friendly Bike racks Local/organic/sustainable food provided

“Live Green Toronto Festival – green hits the streets!
Toronto’s largest outdoor green festival brings hundreds of green products and services, live music, buskers, a kids’ zone and more to the streets of Toronto every year!

Join us on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Yonge-Dundas Square!

Yonge St. will be closed from Dundas to Queen – check out over 100 exhibitors showcasing their green products & services from 11 am to 8 pm.

Catch some of Canada’s hottest acts on the Canadian Tire Main Stage!”

Live Green Toronto Festival Highlights:

Swapsity’s Movie Music SWAPZONE

  • is an environmentally-friendly way to update your movie and music libraries without spending a dime.;
  • bring your DVDs, Blu-rays, records and CDs that you’re finished with and join your fellow Torontonians in swapping for movies and albums that are new to you;
  • there will be a section dedicated to kid’s and family-friendly movies;
  • “we’re aiming to keep 10,000 media items out of landfills so be sure to bring all your pre-loved media items to the SWAPZONE and trade for some new entertainment gems!”

Get your FREE Live Green Toronto Membership Card!

  • Show your card at the dozens of participating exhibitors at the festival to receive special offers and discounts on green products and services.
  • The Live Green Toronto Membership Card is available to people who live, work, and shop in the city of Toronto – and it’s FREE!

The Live Green Toronto Festival Rocks

  • Enjoy live performances by Done With Dolls, Crash Test Dummies, Classified and more!

TD Kids’ Zone — calling all kids!

“The Kids’ Zone at Yonge-Dundas Square will be the coolest playground downtown.”

  • Get soaked… play a water powered piano
  • Get creative… paint a mural and decorate your own litterless lunch bag
  • Get musical… turn trash into music
  • Get your hands dirty… plant seeds and trees
  • Get fascinated… meet interesting creatures

Great green fun for the whole family!

Inorganic Market will be collecting E-Waste!

  • Bring your unwanted electronic items such as cellphones, laptops, mice, iPods and MP3 players, wires and cables, PDA’s, earphones.

Festival of India Parade

  • Catch the 39th annual Festival of India Parade as it winds its way down Yonge Street during the Live Green Toronto Festival (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay).
  • The celebrations then shift over to Centre Island for two days of festivities, expected to draw close to 40,000 people.
  • The festival is open to the public and is FREE for everyone.
  • This year’s events and attractions include a FREE vegetarian feast, an award-winning arts and culture showcase, Yoga Meltdown – a spiritual yoga festival, a South Asian Bazaar, and much more!

Hug a tree!

  • Live Green Toronto Tree mascot will be out looking for hugs and high fives from the crowd!

Get help to green your neighbourhood!

  • Community Animators are here to help residents and community groups take on projects to green their neighbourhoods.
  • Need help getting organized, finding funds, navigating the approval process?

Interested in being a festival sponsor?

  • The Live Green Toronto Festival welcomes inquiries from potential sponsors.

Road Closure on Saturday:

Festival of South Asia

“The TD Festival of South Asia creates a window into the East to celebrate and experience the culture and cuisine of South Asia. From Bhangra to Basmati to Bollywood music, this event has all the ingredients to make festival visitors feel like they’ve traveled the world.

The TD Festival of South Asia takes place July 16-17 in Toronto along Gerrard Street East between Greenwood and Coxwell Avenue from 12:00-11:00 p.m. The entertainment line-up promises to be a showstopper. On 16th July, the TD Festival of South Asia is presenting its first ever South Asia’s Got Talent show for Toronto based youth. This show is based on a popular reality show Britain’s Got Talent. It will aim to showcase the best Toronto youth have to offer in dance, singing, drama, magic and much, much more. Visit southasiasgottalent.com for complete details on this maiden talent show.

The main stage will feature dancing, talent shows, and authentic South Asian cultural programs reflecting Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, Bengali and Sri Lankan cultures. Off-stage, visitors will be enticed by the wonderful foods offered by up to 20 different restaurants and priced from one to six dollars.”

Please click here for the TD Festival of South Asia Music Stage Schedules – 2011.

Road Closures Saturday, July 16 to Monday, July 18 :

Gerrard Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 18 at 2 a.m.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

July 13, 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 events. 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 Toronto 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.

Bloor West Village BIA Festival – Friday to Saturday closures:
A series of road closures involving local roads running off Bloor Street will take place to accommodate this event. These closures during the festival will affect Windermere Avenue, Armadale Avenue, Beresford Avenue, Kennedy Avenue and Glendonwynne Road.

Live Green Toronto Festival – Saturday closure:
Yonge Street from Edward Street – which is just north of Dundas Street – to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, July 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Festival of South Asia – Saturday to Monday closure:
Gerrard Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 18 at 2 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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