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.
Starting 12 noon
Queen’s Park North to Bloor Street, Yonge Street, College Street & back to Queen’s Park
The first ‘Jesus in the City’ parade – launched by Festival of Praise International – in Toronto was on September 11, 1999, celebrating:
- “2000 years of Jesus Christ and recognizing the new millennium
- all the books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with
- live Gospel music, floats, costumes, banners and flags”
Taste of the Kingsway Festival
September 10th and 11th, 2011
Saturday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
This Annual Taste of the Kingsway Festival features:
- two main stages, at either end of Bloor Street,
- continuous live entertainment from well known artists, performers and musicians
- over 200 exhibitors
- Carlson Wagonlit Pancake Breakfast in support of the Out of the Cold Program – Sunday Sept. 11th – 8 am – 11 am (at the Main AM740/Classical 96.3 fm Stage)
- Scotiabank Dog Show – Saturday September 10th – 12 pm – 3 pm (inside the Scotiabank Activity Tent)
- NHL Autograph Signing with Luke Schenn & Colby Armstrong inside the Scotiabank Activity Tent – Sunday Sept. 11th – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
- rock climbing walls
- street performers
- a third stage … a Mobile Culinary Theatre located in an outdoor market
- over 30 Kingsway Restaurants serving delicious samples of International Cuisines
- beer and wine gardens along Bloor Street featuring Great Lakes Brewery
- midway rides and games
- large exotic auto displays
- markets, artisans and crafters pavilions
- clowns, face painters, buskers & living statures
- boxing, taekwondo and fitness demonstrations
- community exhibits
- product demonstrations & give-a-ways
- … and so much more
Taste of the Kingsway – Saturday and Sunday Road Closures:
Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive North to Montgomery Road will be closed from Saturday, September 10 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 11 at 11:59 p.m.
Please note that a series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate Taste of the Kingsway Festival.
Saturday September 10th, 12 – 11pm
Sunday September 11th, 12 – 6pm
On Spadina Avenue, between Dundas and College
For its 11th year, the Toronto Chinatown Festival is presenting the Mid-Autumn Celebration.
“Main Features of the Festival:
- DELICIOUS FOOD – The Toronto Chinatown Festival is host to dozens of delicious, multi-ethnic food vendors and is an excellent place to pick up a meal, and try something new!
- OPENING CEREMONY 12 pm on the Main Stage, the Opening Ceremony will include Chinese Dragons, Lion Dances and prominent speakers to kick off the festivities!
- MAIN STAGE – Join us at 12 pm on Saturday for the Opening Ceremonies and stick around for incredible international performances all the way through to 11 pm, and starting again at 12 pm on Sunday!
- SHAOLIN KUNG FU – Special performances of Shaolin Kung Fu, an ancient form of Chinese martial arts, on the main stage on both days of the Toronto Chinatown Festival!
- CHILDREN’S STAGE – Join us for the Children Stage Opening Ceremonies at 1pm on Saturday and stick around for amazing performances until 5pm and starting up again from 12 pm – 5 pm on Sunday!
- CHILDREN’S ACIVITIES – Join Toronto Parks, Forest and Recreation with games, activities and treats for kids of all ages from 12 pm – 5 pm on both days of the Toronto Chinatown Festival!”
Chinatown Festival – Saturday and Sunday Road Closures:
The northbound lanes of Spadina Avenue from College Street to Dundas Street will be closed on Saturday, September 10 from 7 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, September 11 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate the Toronto Chinatown Festival.
2011 Cabbagetown Festival, September 10 & 11
“Cabbagetown Festival: General information and photos of the Parliament Street activities including stage entertainment, the Grand Parade (Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon), pubs and patio entertainers, and street vendors, Yonge Street Mission Party (12 noon – 6 p.m.). September 8 to September 11, 2011. http://cabbagetownfestival.blogspot.com/.
Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale: a juried art and crafts show held in Riverdale Park. Open from Friday, September 9, to Sunday, September 11, 2011. For visitor information check the sales’s web site: www.cabbagetownartandcrafts.org.
Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival: Friday September 9, 2011, at 8 pm, Winchester Street Theatre. Featuring 16 films from around the world and around the corner – from Canada, Israel, Slovenia, Spain, Poland, the UK, and the USA. Tickets are $15. Advance tickets at the Cabbagetown BIA Office (237 Carlton St. at Parliament) and at the box office (80 Winchester) from 7 pm on September 9. For info contact firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cabbagetownshortfilmandvideofestival.com.
Blair’s Run: A 3km mini-marathon to support the Cabbagetown Youth Centre held on Saturday, September 10, 2011, $10. Registration starts at 8:30 am and race time is 9:15 am.
The Riverdale Farm Fall Harvest Festival: From a day-long corn roast to a big city barn dance, enjoy the delights of the Riverdale Farm on Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2011. http://www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/riverdale-farm/programs.htm.
September 11 Memorial: Sunday September 11 at noon. Winchester stage (Parliament & Winchester). Two groups of ex-pat Americans have organized a brief ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11. There will be brief remarks, featured guests, and an opportunity to observe a moment of silence. .
Cabbagetown Theatre Company: Live theatre for families of all ages staged in the beautiful chapel at the Necropolis, on Winchester Street across from Riverdale Park, Friday (at 7:30 pm) Saturday & Sunday (noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm): Rapunzel – unbraided: a comedy for all ages. Each show is 30 minutes. $5 at the door, http://cabbagetowntheatre.com.
Walking Tours of Historic Cabbagetown: 45-minute walking tours conducted by knowledgeable local residents. Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Art Around the Park: organized by the Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents Association, which features up to 32 artisans to exhibit their work and sell their wares along the DVCRA “Art Around the Park”.. Friday, September 9, Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11. http://cabbagetowner.com/events/art-around-the-park/.
Sprucecourt School: arts and crafts booths located in a more informal space at the corner of Carlton and Sumach Streets. Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11.”
Cabbagetown Festival – Saturday and Sunday Road Closures:
- Parliament Street from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Parliament Street from Carlton Street to Wellesley Street will be closed on Sunday, September 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For information on non-emergency Toronto City services and programs, you can dial 311 or 416-392-CITY (2489) , 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 8, 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 event. 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.
Taste of the Kingsway – Saturday and Sunday closures:
Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive North to Montgomery Road will be closed from Saturday, September 10 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, September 11 at 11:59 p.m. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate Taste of the Kingsway.
Chinatown Festival – Saturday and Sunday closures:
The northbound lanes of Spadina Avenue from College Street to Dundas Street will be closed on Saturday, September 10 from 7 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, September 11 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate this festival.
Cabbagetown Festival – Saturday and Sunday closures:
• Parliament Street from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Parliament Street from Carlton Street to Wellesley Street will be closed on Sunday, September 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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.