You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

Come out and enjoy two 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.

By the way:

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

Variety Village 5 km Wheels, Run and Walk−n−Roll

This video is an overview of what Variety Village is all about and highlights one of their inclusive educational programs, Ability in Action.

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

On Sunday, October 30, 2011, the Variety Village Children’s Charity will host their 5 km Wheels, Run and Walk−n−Roll charity event with the following highlights.

  • Approximately 50 to 100 wheelchairs will compete in the Wheelchair event.
  • 250 to 300 people will participate in the 5 k Fun Run.
  • 300 to 350 people will participate in the 1 k Fun Run.

Event Details

Sunday, October 30, 2011 (rain or shine)

8:00 a.m.            Event check-in, registration 
9:00 a.m.            5K Chipped Wheelchair
begins
9:15 a.m.            5K Chipped Run begins
9:18 a.m.            5K & 1K Walk/Roll begins
12:00 p.m.            Fun Fall Fair begins in the Variety Village Fieldhouse

The Route
The Variety 5K Run, Wheelchair Race and Walk/Roll route leaves Variety Village; goes west on Danforth Avenue; north on Birchmount Road; east along the local streets to Kingston Road and Danforth Avenue; and back to Variety Village. The 1K route goes as far as the local streets and then cuts across Danforth Avenue and back to Variety Village. Perfect for kids 10 and under.

Registration opens on Sunday at 8:00 a.m
Pre-registered participants will receive their Walk Roll Run t-shirt, participation medal, walk kit and admission ticket to the Fun Fall Fair including one food ticket and one drink ticket.

Please click here to check out the great fundraising prizes!

Variety Village Sunday Road Closure:

Danforth Avenue from Kingston Road to Birchmount Road will be closed on Sunday, October 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please note that vehicles parked in the affected lanes will be relocated.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

See people enjoying Kensington Pedestrian Sunday:

Pedestrian-only streets in Kensington Market, Toronto

Last Sunday of every month from May to October

“Join us in celebrating our 8th season of Pedestrian Sundays in 2011!!”

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The streets are yours from 12 Noon – 7 pm

“ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS wishing to get involved should send a description of what you do, (and a link if you have one) to shamezamlani at yahoo.com & yvonnebambrick at gmail.com, or call Yvonne 416.826.2964.

Thanks for helping to bring magic to our streets!

Stay in touch via our Facebook page or by following us on Twitter Join our email list for very occasional email updates about special events of interest.

Pedestrian Sundays don’t permanently change the streets, they forever change the way you perceive them!

Want to see Pedestrian Sundays in your neighbourhood?

Get in touch with Shamez to find out how – 647.444.7426.

See you in the streets!”

Please click here for info on how to get to Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday Road Closures:

Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, October 30 from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event.
Augusta Avenue
Baldwin Street
Kensington Avenue
St. Andrew Street

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

October 28, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Two 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.

Variety Village 5-Kilometre Wheels, Run and Walk-n-Roll
Sunday closure:
Danforth Avenue from Kingston Road to Birchmount Road will be closed on Sunday, October 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
Sunday closures:
Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, October 30 from noon to 7 p.m. to accommodate this event.
• Augusta Avenue
• Baldwin Street
• Kensington Avenue
• St. Andrew Street

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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