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.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Running Room International Friendship Run: FREE

Running Room

“International Friendship Run at the Waterfront with John Stanton, founder of Canada’s world-famous “Running Room”:

  • 9:00am Saturday October 15;
  • from Commerce Court Running Room store, Wellington and Yonge Streets;
  • refreshments to follow;
  • FREE;
  • easy, inspirational jog with runners from around the world;
  • open to everyone.”

2011 Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Expo

aka Running Health and Fitness Show

October 14th and 15th, 2011

Hall D of the Direct Energy Center
100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario

 FREE Admission

Shuttle Buses to the Expo

Getting There

Saturday October 15

9:00am International Friendship Run from Commerce Court Running Room (Wellington & Yonge Streets) with John Stanton Sr., Founder of Running Room
10:00am–6:00pm Running, Health & Fitness Expo (Packet Pick-up), Exhibit Hall D, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place — Expo Parking

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: FREE Entertainment

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is proud of the fact that we have the most on-course entertainment of any marathon in Canada, with “live” bands and performers on professional stages, approximately every 2 kilometres. They offer a wide range of Canadian and multicultural entertainment from Ukrainian cossack dancers to Chinese Lion dancers, Indian bhangra to Latin drums, reflecting Toronto’s vibrant diversity… “the world within a city”!

Also, there’s a post-race Victory party in Nathan Phillips Square from 10:30am to 4pm on Sunday, October 16.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Saturday and Sunday  Road Closures:

Anyone attending events at Exhibition Place and driving there from the city’s west end will need to use the Spadina Avenue off-ramp and follow the detour signs. The Jameson Avenue off ramp will be opened at 11 a.m. to allow direct access to the Exhibition Place grounds.

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 15 - 16

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 15 - 16

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

October 12, 2011

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

A special event this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event – the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. 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 Toronto Waterfront Marathon –
Saturday and Sunday closures:
• Bay Street from Wellington Street to King Street will be closed from Saturday, October 15 at noon to Sunday, October 16 at 7 p.m. to accommodate the race’s finish-line activities.
• University Avenue from Front Street to Dundas Street will be closed on Sunday, October 16 from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to accommodate the start line activities for the race.
• A series of full road closures will take place on Sunday, October 16 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the race. These closures will occur in the area bounded by Queen Street in the north, Victoria Park in the east, Lake Ontario in the south and Windermere Avenue in the west. Other roads in this area will be closed periodically to accommodate the event.

Anyone attending events at Exhibition Place and driving there from the city’s west end will need to use the Spadina Avenue off-ramp and follow the detour signs. The Jameson Avenue off ramp will be opened at 11 a.m. to allow direct access to the Exhibition Place grounds.

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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You might also want to know:

Gardiner Expressway Lane Restrictions September 19 – November 2011

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