You’re Invited: Toronto Weekend Events With Road Closures July 4 – 9, 2012

This weekend brings the following four special events (most events are FREE) with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

This video presents Countdown to the Honda Indy Toronto 2012:

The Honda Indy Toronto

  • Takes place July 6 – 8, 2012, on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto
    • 2.84km, 11-turn temporary street course
  • “Features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities”
  • FREE Events:
    • 4-7 p.m., Thursday, July 5 – Meet and Greet with Alex Tagliani
      • at the Maple Leaf Gardens Loblaws® store
      • Canadian auto racing driver and IZOD IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani, will:
        • greet fans and autograph FREE cards at the Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens
        • be launching Tag On The Go®, a new peanut-free cookie inspired by his own peanut allergy and taste tasted by himself to ensure that the final product was a delicious and safe treat for everyone
    • 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 5 – Toronto Sun Drivers Start Your Engines Contest (South of Temperance)
      • Watch the contestants show their best rendition of the most famous words in motorsports, for a chance to give the command “Drivers Start your Engines” for Saturday’s Firestone IndyLights Race.
    • 7 p.m., Thursday, July 5  – YMCA Relay for Strong Kids
      • A 2.9km portion of the Honda Indy Toronto’s street circuit at Exhibition Place will host teams as they run or walk – relay-style – along the track in support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
      • The Relay, now in its 32nd year raises money to help more kids in the community get active and healthy.
    • Hot Wheels® (Thunder Alley)
      • July 06 – July 08, 2012
      • Hot Wheels® is hitting the road and travelling across Canada all summer long for kids and Hot Wheels® fans to get a sneak peek of the latest Hot Wheels® toys!
      • Stopping at the Honda Indy Toronto:
        • 08:00 am-06:00 pm
      • Kids will have the opportunity to play with the coolest toys imaginable, including:
        • the latest Wall Tracks™ sets
        • the most outrageous Team Hot Wheels™ stunts
        • the all new, never been seen before, Ballistiks™!
      • But that’s not all, because there’s also a chance to win awesome prizes
      • Everyone will go home with a 2012 Hot Wheels Poster
      • Be sure to check it all out in Thunder Alley or go to for more event information
    • FREE FRIDAY– July 6. 2012 – courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association:
      • Come experience the sights and sounds of the 2012 Honda Indy Toronto as they open their gates for FREE FRIDAY
      • All grandstands will be accessible allowing you to enjoy every thrilling vantage point
      • All paddocks will be open providing you great behind the scenes access in the IZOD IndyCar Series Paddock all day!
        • The IZOD IndyCar Series Paddock is a large exclusive area on-site where the mechanics and crews for each team are situated.
        • The IZOD IndyCars are displayed here while not on track, along with each team’s mechanical trailer.
        • During the weekend of July 7 – 8, IZOD IndyCar Series Paddock “provides spectators with access to buzzing backstage excitement not offered at most sporting events.”

    • Please click here for the complete itinerary of all the events at the The Honda Indy Toronto

Contact Info

Honda Indy Toronto
370 Queens Quay West, Suite 300A
Toronto, ON M5V 3J3

Honda Indy Weekend – Wednesday to Sunday Road Closures

This video presents National Bank Salsa on St Clair Promo:

8th Annual National Bank Salsa on St. Clair

St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street

Saturday July 7th, 2012 (From noon – until 11pm)
Sunday July 8th, 2012 (From noon – until 8pm)

  • TLN Telelatino, the Hillcrest Village BIA (Business Improvement Area) and the City of Toronto have once again joined forces to present the second stop on the summer tour, National Bank Salsa on St. Clair, Canada’s largest Latino-themed street festival which wraps up Latino week in Toronto.
  • National Bank Salsa on St. Clair has attracted over 1.5 million salsa lovers to the streets of Toronto since its launch in 2005.
  • midtown Toronto’s Village from Winona Drive to Christie Avenue is transformed into a showcase of Latin life featuring:
    • live music
    • dance lessons
    • fiery foods
    • family fun
  • Follow them on Facebook and stay connected with all National Bank Salsa on St. Cliar event details! – Stay tuned!

Salsa on St. Clair – Saturday and Sunday Road Closure

This video presents “Taste Of”:

  • raising funds in support of local charities
  • while also providing more than 50% of the funds necessary to stage the Taste of Lawrence Festival every year

Taste of Lawrence

International Food  + Cultural Festival

Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road

Friday July 6, 2012 ——- 6PM -11PM
Saturday July 7, 2012 –12PM -11PM
Sunday July 8, 2012—– 12PM – 6PM

The Taste of Lawrence Festival (TOL) is the brainchild of Michael Thompson, City Councillor in Scarborough Centre Ward 37 where the event is held:

  • attracting over 50,000 people from communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond
  • celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the GTA by showcasing:
    • unique cuisine
    • music
    • performers
    • vendors
    • retailers
    • community groups

Please click here for the complete itinerary of the Taste of Lawrence Festival performances from July 6 – 8, 2012.

Contact Info:

Wexford Heights BIA
1720 Lawrence Avenue East
Suite 102 Toronto, Ontario
M1R 2Y1
Tel: (416) 288-1718

Sandra Whiting Associates – Event Manager

Taste of Lawrence – Weekend Road Closure

This video presents The Festival of South Asia-2012:

TD Festival of South Asia

July 7-8, 2012

12:00-11:00 p.m.

Gerrard Street E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave.

The TD Festival of South Asia creates a window into the East to celebrate and experience the culture and cuisine of South Asia.:

  • “From Bhangra to Basmati to Bollywood music, this event has all the ingredients to make festival visitors feel like they’ve traveled the world.”
  • Presenting its second South Asia’s Got Talent show for Toronto based youth on July 7:
    • This show is based on a popular reality show Britain’s Got Talent.
    • It will aim to showcase the best Toronto youth have to offer in dance, singing, drama, magic and much, much more.
    • Visit for complete details on this maiden talent show.
  • The main stage will feature dancing, talent shows, and authentic South Asian cultural programs reflecting Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, Bengali and Sri Lankan cultures.
  • Off-stage, visitors will be enticed by the wonderful foods offered by up to 20 different restaurants and priced from one to six dollars.

For the complete itinerary of the TD Festival of South Asia  events, please click here.

Also, please click here to find out how to get there.

Contact Info:

Gerrard India Bazaar
Subbu Chintaluri, Manager

Phone: 416-465-8513

Festival of South Asia – Weekend Road Closure

Contact Info of the City of Toronto:

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

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

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


You're Invited: Toronto Weekend Events With Road Closures July 4 - 9, 2012
You’re Invited: Toronto Weekend Events With Road Closures July 4 – 9, 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


July 5, 2012

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Several 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

In addition, the City of Toronto recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new website can be accessed at

Honda Indy Weekend – Wednesday to Sunday closures
Strachan Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Fleet Street, and Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive, are closed until Sunday, July 8 at midnight. There is no eastbound or westbound traffic during these closures. The only available access to Ontario Place during this five-day period is from Lake Shore Boulevard at the foot of Strachan Avenue. Two alternative east and west routes are the Gardiner Expressway and King Street.

Salsa on St. Clair – Saturday and Sunday closures
St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 7 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 8 at 11 p.m.

Taste of Lawrence – Weekend closures
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, July 8 at 11:59 p.m.

Festival of South Asia – Weekend closures
Gerard Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 9 at 1 a.m.

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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