You're Invited: Toronto's Two Events With Road Closures July 30 - 31

You're Invited: Toronto's Two Events With Road Closures July 30 - 31

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.

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

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly Caribana Parade)

Grand Parade

Date: Saturday, July 30

starts at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 p.m. inside Exhibition Place

Place: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd

Cost: FREE/VIP – $50/Seated Area – $15.00

Location: 200 Princes’ Blvd. – Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Tel: (416) 263 3600

www.explace.on.ca

Map

The Grand Parade of the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is the “marquee parade that is the showcase of the Festival” with the following highlights:

  • masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes, and
  • steelpan bands

Please click here for info about the paid areas that are reserved for VIP seating ($50), and paying spectators ($15).

And so the remaining areas that are not reserved for judges, VIPs and paying spectators must be free.

Please click here for the map of the reserved areas and parade route.

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Lime

Date: Sunday, July 31 to Monday, August 1

Place: Ontario Place

Cost: FREE

Location: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West

Toronto, ON. M6K 3B9

www.ontarioplace.com

Map

“Continuing the tropical Caribbean ambience of the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto festival, cool down on the south beach.

Join us for the Grace Tropical Rhythm Food Festival – Island come to the Islands at Ontario Place.”

Saturday and Sunday Road Closures:

From Saturday, July 30, at 1:30 a.m. until Sunday, July 31 at 6 a.m., Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue.

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!!”

Water! Streams of Consciousness

Sunday, July 31, 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!

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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.

Sunday Road Closures:

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, July 31 from 12 noon to 7 p.m.:

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

July 27, 2011

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Two special events this coming 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 this summer. 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 Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly Caribana Parade)

Saturday and Sunday closures:

• From Saturday, July 30, at 1:30 a.m. until Sunday, July 31 at 6 a.m., Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

Sunday closure:

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, July 31 from 12 noon to 7 p.m.:

• Augusta Avenue, from Dundas Street West to College Street
• Kensington Avenue, from Dundas Street West to Baldwin Street
• Baldwin Street, from parking garage to Augusta Avenue
• St. Andrew Street, from parking garage to Kensington Avenue

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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