You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 1 - 2

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 1 - 2

There are special 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.

By the way, there are Gardiner Expressway Lane Restrictions September 19 – November 2011.

FREE Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto

This is an update to my previous blogs:

“Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011 returns for one night only with 130 projects by 500 artists including “Flightpath Toronto”, a monumental commissioned work allowing audience members to take flight above Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 6:59 p.m. (sunset) to 7 a.m. (sunrise on Sunday, October 2)
Location: City-wide”

2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Saturday and Sunday Road Closures:

The following closures will take place from Saturday, October 1 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 2 at 9 a.m.

Road closures prior to and during Nuit Blanche are listed here:

There will be other closures associated with the above to accommodate Nuit Blanche.

Please click here for more information about getting around for the all-night 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

CIBC Run for the Cure:

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, and education and awareness programs.

Please note that the Run Location is at University of Toronto, St. George (Downtown) Campus.

CIBC Run for the Cure Sunday closures and intermittent delays:

The following combination of road and lane closures on Sunday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be required to accommodate the CIBC Run for the Cure:

Please click here for the info about the Run Day of the  CIBC Run for the Cure.

Annual Ontario Fire Fighter Memorial Ceremony October 2, 2011


“Ontario’s fallen firefighters will be remembered for their bravery, heroism and sacrifice at the Annual Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony at Queen’s Park on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 13:00hrs.

The memorial commemorates fallen fire fighters who have sacrificed their lives while protecting lives, property and the environment throughout Ontario. The base of the memorial is a red Maltese Cross, an international symbol for firefighting. The bronze sculpture shows fire fighter rescuing a child from danger. The black granite monolith represents a building. The name, rank, and date of death of Ontario’s fallen fire fighters are on the surrounding white granite walls.

The Ontario FireFighters Memorial is located at Queens Park on the North East corner at College & University in Toronto. Mustering point will be at 12:30 in front of the Legislative Assembly Building.”

Ontario FireFighters Memorial Sunday Road Closure:

The northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent from College Street to Grosvenor Street will be closed on Sunday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this event.

Thank you Ontario FireFighters!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

September 29, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Three special events this 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 the city. 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.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Saturday and Sunday closures:
The following closures will take place from Saturday, October 1 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 2 at 9 a.m.
• Yonge Street between Front Street and Bloor Street
• Bay Street between Queen Street West and Dundas Street West
• Queen Street between Yonge Street and University Avenue (allowing streetcars to pass through)
• Queen’s Park Crescent East between College Street and Charles Street

There will be other closures associated with the above to accommodate Nuit Blanche. More information about getting around for the all-night event is available at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/gettingAround.shtml.

CIBC Run for the Cure:
Sunday closures and intermittent delays:
The following combination of road and lane closures on Sunday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be required to accommodate the CIBC Run for the Cure: University Avenue/Queen’s Park Crescent/Queen’s Park from Edward Street to Bloor Street and Bloor Street from St. George Street to Queen’s Park.

Firefighter Memorial
Sunday closure:
The northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent from College Street to Grosvenor Street will be closed on Sunday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this event.

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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