You're Invited: Toronto Events with Road Closures Sept.28-30, 2012

You’re Invited: Toronto Events with Road Closures Sept.28-30, 2012

This weekend brings three special events with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

FREE

September 29, 2012

7:00 pm to sunrise

Here is a sneak peek of some of the projects you’ll be able to see across Toronto for one night only, during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (FREE Event) on Saturday, September 29, 2012:

  • This video presents ” Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012: Toronto transformed by artists, The Vault & Body Xerox”:

This video presents “Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012- Toronto transformed by artists, Green Invaders & Flat Space”:


  • This video presents “Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012: Toronto transformed by artists, SKYLUM & Civilization (Megaplex)”:

  • Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Saturday and Sunday Road Closures
    • A series of road closures will take place on Saturday, September 29 through to sunrise on Sunday, September 30:
      • To ensure the safety of large audiences and to improve free-flowing access to the art, the City-produced exhibitions will be positioned close to the Yonge-University TTC subway line in 2012
    • New this year, portions of the following streets will be entirely closed to vehicular traffic providing safe and easy access to many projects for pedestrians:
      • Yonge Street
        • Yonge Street will be closed between Wellington Street and Gerrard Street to all vehicular traffic at 8am Saturday, September 29 until 10am Sunday, September 30, 2012
        • Most major East-West routes will remain open at Yonge Street (including Wellington, Adelaide, Richmond, Dundas, and College)
        • Please note that Queen Street and King Street will be closed and inaccessible to car traffic
        • Controlled access will be maintained to One King West and Hotel Victoria via Wellington Street ONLY
      • Bay Street
        • Bay Street will be closed between Wellington Street and Dundas Street West to all vehicular traffic at 3pm Saturday, September 29 until 10am Sunday, September 30, 2012
        • Controlled access will be maintained to The Marriott Hotel, the Toronto Eaton Centre loading dock, and Bell Trinity Square parking garage via Dundas Street West ONLY
      • Queen Street
        • Controlled access to the Sheraton Centre underground valet parking lot will be maintained
          • Accessed ONLY by Sheraton staff via Queen Street West
      • King Street
        • Controlled access to the Mirvish Entertainment Facilities will be maintained – Royal Alexander Theatre (Duncan Street), Princess of Wales Theatre and associated parking, accessed via Simcoe Street and Ed Mirvish Way – westbound only
        • The King Edward Hotel can be accessed via Victoria Street to King Street East (westbound only) to Leader Lane southbound
      • Church Street
        • Church Street will be closed between Front Street East and Shuter Street to all vehicular traffic at 4pm Saturday September 29 until 8am Sunday September 30, 2012
        • Controlled access will be maintained to parking lot at 37 Church Street
    • **Only local traffic will have access to smaller side streets connected to Yonge Street, Bay Street, Queen Street, King Street, and Church Street.**
    • SPECIAL NOTE — EARLY CLOSURES:
    • City of Toronto, Transportation Services– Expressway and major route closures:
      • TripInfo – Toronto’s traveller information phone line providing live traffic information for major Expressways including the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway
      • The system also provides scheduled road closure information for Ontario Ministry of Transportation highways and other streets within the City of Toronto
    • Please click here for more info about getting around during the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche event

High Park Harvest Festival

Presented by:
City of Toronto

Colborne Lodge Museum
11 Colborne Lodge Drive
Colborne Lodge Drive and The Queensway

September 30, 2012

12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

FREE Admission to Grounds

Activity and Merchandise Fees Apply

To Tour Colborne Lodge It’s Pay-What-You-Can!

Website: www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/colborne-lodge.htm

Email: clodge@toronto.ca

Phone: 416-392-6916

Partially accessible Public washrooms On-site food or beverages Road closure Shopping Performance Kid-friendly Green-friendly Local/organic/sustainable food provided

  • Held at the south end of High Park at Colborne Lodge and the Children’s Garden
  • Enjoy the harvest in High Park with:
    • food
    • crafts
    • music
    • horse and wagon rides
    • warm apple cider
    • and more
  • come celebrate the 175th anniversary of Colborne Lodge, and the Bicentennial of the War of 1812
    • children can join in a “Grenadiers’ musket drill” and learn about the legendary connection of Grenadier Pond to the war
  • Public Transit by TTC –  there are are two options:
    1. Go to High Park Station on the Bloor/Danforth line
      • Walk South (across Bloor) and follow Colborne Lodge Drive to Colborne Lodge
      • (20 minutes walking)
    2. Take the 501 Queen Street car to Colborne Lodge Drive and walk up the hill

This video presents “Cars banished for Kensington Market’s pedestrian Sunday on May 31, 2009”:

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

Pedestrian Sunday Festivals in Kensington Market, Toronto

Celebrating the 9th season of Pedestrian Sundays in 2012!!

Fall – Harvest!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

12 to 7 pm

The streets are yours from 12 Noon – 7 pm

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

  • “ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS wishing to get involved should send a description of what you do, (and a link if you have one) to
    • yvonnebambrick at gmail.com
    • or call Yvonne 416.826.296
    • website problems or questions: admin@civicrm.ca
  • Want to see Pedestrian Sundays in your neighbourhood?
    • Get in touch with Yvonne to find out how
  • See you in the streets!”
  • Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Road Closures
    • The following streets will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from noon to 7:30 p.m.:

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city

City of Toronto 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 us. We are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Connect with us on Twitter @311toronto

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

September 27, 2012

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 these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

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.

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/.

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

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Saturday and Sunday closures
A series of road closures will take place on Saturday, September 29 through to sunrise on Sunday, September 30. More information about getting around during the event is available at
http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/gettingAround.html.

Harvest Festival – Sunday closure
Two eastbound lanes of Dundas Street West from Runnymede Road to Fisken Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 30.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Sunday closures
The following streets will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from noon to 7:30 p.m.:
• Augusta Avenue from Dundas Street W. to College Street
• Kensington Avenue from Dundas Street West to Baldwin Street
• Baldwin Street from the parking garage to Augusta Avenue
• St. Andrew Street from the parking garage to Kensington Avenue

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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