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You're Invited to Brazilian Day With Road Closure + TTC Increases Service Frequency: Sept.3, 2012

You’re Invited to Brazilian Day With Road Closure + TTC Increases Service Frequency: Sept.3, 2012

September 3, 2012, is the day to look forward to in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for the following reasons:

  •  A Holiday Monday – Labour Day

    • Happy Labour Day!
  • 4th Annual Brazilian Day Canada Festival With Road Closure

    • Monday, August 27 to Sunday, September 2: Brazilian Art Exhibition
      • A week long showcase of Canadian and Brazilian artists’ work
      • Venue: City Hall Rotunda (To Be Confirmed)
    • Saturday, September 1 – 12noon to 6pm: Brazilian Day Canada – Family Day

      • A multicultural family event
      • With activities for children, samba drummers, games, capoeira, arts and crafts
      • FREE
    • Monday September 3 – 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Brazilian Day Canada Concert & Street Fair
      • Enjoy the 4th annual Brazilian Day Canada at Yonge-Dundas Square

        • “A chance to be Brazilian for a day.
        • Last year more than 70 000 people gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square transforming the heart of Toronto into an ocean of green and yellow.”
        • “Brasil News  and Globo Television, the fourth largest network in the world, are the  powerhouse behind this international celebration to bring:
      • Street Fair: Yonge St. will be closed from Dundas to Shuter St.”
    • Friday September 7: Flag Raising to mark Brazilian Independence Day
      • 12 to 1pm
    • Toronto City Hall Contact Info:

      Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

      Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
      (can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

      TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
      Fax: 416-338-0685
      E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

      If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

      Always call 911 for emergencies.

  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) increases frequency of service on 34 bus, streetcar and subway routes to meet the demand of growing ridership:

    • In 2011, the TTC surpassed 500 million riders and that number is expected to rise to 512 million in 2012
    • This additional service will reduce crowding and improve wait times, during the rush hours and at off-peak times, throughout Toronto
    • Service will be increased on these routes as of September 3:
      • Yonge-University-Spadina Subway
      • 6 Bay
      • 7 Bathurst
      • 16 McCowan
      • 20 Cliffside
      • 32 Eglinton West
      • 34 Eglinton East
      • 36 Finch West
      • 38 Highland Creek
      • 42 Cummer
      • 44 Kipling South
      • 52 Lawrence West
      • 54 Lawrence East
      • 58 Malton
      • 63 Ossington
      • 67 Pharmacy
      • 68 Warden
      • 71 Runnymede
      • 75 Sherbourne
      • 77 Swansea
      • 79 Scarlett Rd
      • 84 Sheppard West
      • 86 Scarborough
      • 90 Vaughan
      • 96 Wilson
      • 106 York University
      • 116 Morningside
      • 124 Sunnybrook
      • 165 Weston Rd North
      • 191 Highway 27 Rocket
      • 196 York University Rocket
      • 320 Yonge
      • 504 King
      • 512 St Clair
    • These September service increases are just the first group of improvements for this Fall:
      • Additional service increases will be made on many routes starting on October 7, 2012
    • For more information on these and other service changes:
      • visit www.ttc.ca
      • or call the information line at 416-393-INFO (4636)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

August 29, 2012

Weekend event with road closure in Toronto

A special event on holiday Monday – Labour Day – will involve a road closure in Toronto. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this downtown event.

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.

Brazilian Day – Monday road closure: Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed to vehicle traffic on Monday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. for Brazilian Day festivities.

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

The City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about capital construction work taking place across the city. The website can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

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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