You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 - 25

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 - 25

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.

Word on the Street

The Word on the Street

National Book & Magazine Festival

FREE Admission

Sunday September 25, 2011

Queen’s Park,Toronto, Ontario, Canada

11am – 6pm

“The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word.

On one extraordinary Sunday each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere.

There is always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, and best of all, The Word On The Street and all of its events are FREE!

Every year, The Word On The Street aims to have lots of family-fun activities at the festival.

KidStreet is a special area of the park devoted to families, and offers exciting children’s programming all day in the TVO Kids Stage, the Children’s Reading Tent and the Children’s Activity Tent.”

Please click here for a map of both adult programming and children programming activities of The Word On The Street festival.

For the itinerary of each programming of KidStreet, please click here.

And for the itinerary of each adult programming of The Word On The Street, please click here.

The Word On The Street – Saturday and Sunday Road Closure:

Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Crescent will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to Wellesley Street from Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, September 25 at 11:59 p.m. for this event.

Harvest Festival

Presented by: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

FREE admission!

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road

Map to this event

September 25, 2011

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Website: www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/featured-events.htm
Email: todmorden@toronto.ca

Celebrate the harvest season in the valley!

Take a tour of the historic houses and wild flower preserve.

Enjoy costumed interpreters, musicians, storytellers, historic cooking demonstrations and tastings, artisans, food vendors, kids’ crafts, face painting and more!

Please note that there is NO VEHICULAR ACCESS to Todmorden Mills from Broadview Avenue as of May 24th:

Public Transit:

TTC Trip Planner

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto

“The annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto takes place on Sunday, September 25th, 2011, with all proceeds benefiting the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).

Last year participants raised over $420,000 to support ACT’s vital programs and services. This year our goal is $500,000, which will help ACT continue to deliver its current programs and develop new ways to meet the needs of our diverse communities.”

Please click here for the itinerary, map and route info of Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto.

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto – Sunday Road Closures:

Church Street from Alexander Street to Carlton Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, September 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for this annual event.

The walk starts at 11 a.m.

There will be periodic road closures in the area bounded by Queen Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north and Jarvis Street to the east.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

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!!”

Earth! Global Harvest Traditions

Sunday, September 25, 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 Pedestrian Sundays – Road Closure

Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, September 25 from noon to 7 p.m. for this event:

Please click here for the press release of Word on the Street, the Harvest Festival and the Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

September 22, 2011

Additional weekend event with road closures

An additional special event this weekend – the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto – will involve road closures. Earlier announced events are Word on the Street, the Harvest Festival and the Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday. 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 AIDS Walk for Life Toronto – Sunday closures:
Church Street from Alexander Street to Carlton Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, September 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for this annual event. The walk starts at 11 a.m. There will be periodic road closures in the area bounded by Queen Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north and Jarvis Street to the east.

Details of road closures for Word on the Street, the Harvest Festival and the Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday are available at http://wi.toronto.ca/inter/city/newsrel.nsf.

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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