You're Invited: Three Toronto Events With Road Closures July 6 - 10, 2011

You're Invited: Three Toronto Events With Road Closures July 6 - 10, 2011

There are three Toronto events with road closures from July 6 – 10 in Ontario, Canada, as follows:

Honda Indy Toronto

“The Honda Indy Toronto, Ontario’s largest annual sporting event, takes place from July 8 to 10 on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto.

With 25 years of Indy car racing history in Toronto, the Honda Indy Toronto is among the most respected motorsports events in North America and features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities.”

Honda Indy Toronto

Honda Indy Toronto

“Come experience the sights and sounds of the 2011 Honda Indy Toronto as we open our gates for FREE FRIDAY courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association.

All grandstands will be accessible allowing you to enjoy every thrilling vantage point and all paddocks will be open providing you great behind the scenes access in the IZOD IndyCar Series Paddock all day!”

Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
2.84km, 11-turn temporary street course

Date: July 8-10, 2011

Honda Indy Road Closures:

  • Both closures will be in effect until Sunday, July 10 at midnight.
  • There will be no eastbound or westbound traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard between Strachan Avenue and British Columbia Drive during the closures.
  • The only access to Ontario Place will be from Lake Shore Boulevard at the foot of Strachan Avenue.
  • Alternate east/west routes in the area are the Gardiner Expressway and King Street.

Happy 25th Indy Racing Toronto!

Taste of Lawrence

July 8+9+10, 2011.

Lawrence Avenue East (from Birchmount Road to Warden Avenue) in Scarborough is closed to traffic for this signature festival.

The street is filled with sights, sounds, aromas and activities for everyone to enjoy.

30-foot long stages are the focal points to the festival. Where unique and amazing musical and dance performances will be featured.

The Taste of Lawrence celebrates the cultural diversity of the Scarborough area by showcasing unique cultural music, performers, vendors, retailers, community groups and the gastronomic flavours, which make this the most colourful and ethnically based area of Toronto.

The main objective of the festival is to raise funds for local Scarborough charities through a variety of initiatives.

The BIA (Business Improvement Area) is committed to raising funds in support of local charities, while also providing more than 50% of the funds necessary to stage the Taste of Lawrence Festival every year.

Without the help of the community and corporate sponsors this event would not be possible.

We always welcome sponsor opportunities and unique Vendors to partner with us during The Taste of Lawrence Festival. For more information please contact our office by email:

tasteoflawrence@wexfordbia.ca or call us at (416) 288-1718.”

Friday to Sunday Toronto Road Closures:

Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Enjoy!

Salsa on St. Clair

July 9 & 10, 2011 – Now with Zumba!

“The 2011 Salsa on St. Clair, Canada’s largest Latino-themed festival, will take place Saturday July 9 from noon to 11pm and Sunday July 10 from noon to 9pm.

Now in its seventh year, Salsa on St. Clair has attracted over 1.5 million salsa lovers to the streets of Toronto since its launch in 2005.

Join in on this FREE family street party as midtown Toronto’s Hillcrest Village, between Winona Drive and Christie Street will be transformed into a showcase of pulsating music, passionate dancing, fiery foods, a Latin market, a children’s area and much more.

And don’t miss the FREE open-air Zumba class that will kick off the event at the Main stage each day.

Zumba is a Latin Dance and Rhythms fitness workout that that helps participants to be in shape while having fun.”

Salsa on St. Clair Dance Hotspots

Several Toronto Salsa dance companies will be stationed at different “hotspots” throughout the festival, where they will be giving dance lessons and demonstrations all day starting at noon.

Dance Hotspot Schedule

  • Steps Dance: near Rushton, Saturday and Sunday
  • Latin Grooves: near Winona Drive, Saturday and Sunday
  • Rythmic Fire : near Arlington, Saturday and Sunday

Please click here to see the map for the locations of these dance hotspots!

Dance Performances at Salsa on St. Clair Main Stage

As well as some prominent Latin bands including Alberto AlbertoLos Homeless Latin Show, Salsotika, Ricardo Barboza y su Tumbao, TropicanadaSamba Squad, and Aché, several prominent Salsa dance companies will perform on the main stage between Greensides Avenue and Arlington Avenue.

Please click here for the dance performance schedule.

Saturday and Sunday Road Closures:

St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 11 p.m.

Happy Salsa Dancing + Zumba Work-Out!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

July 6, 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 will be open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

Festivals and other special events are important to Toronto, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into the local economy, and they are enjoyed by residents and visitors each year.

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

Honda Indy road closures:
• Strachan Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Fleet Street will be closed starting at noon today – Wednesday, July 6. Later today, taking effect at 9 p.m., the section of Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive will be closed. Both closures will be in effect until Sunday, July 10 at midnight. There will be no eastbound or westbound traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard between Strachan Avenue and British Columbia Drive during the closures.
• The only access to Ontario Place will be from Lake Shore Boulevard at the foot of Strachan Avenue.
• Alternate east/west routes in the area are the Gardiner Expressway and King Street.

Taste of Lawrence – Friday to Sunday road closures:
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Salsa on St. Clair – Saturday and Sunday road closures:
St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 11 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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