You're Invited: Two Toronto Events With Road Closures July 26 - 29, 2012

You’re Invited: Two Toronto Events With Road Closures July 26 – 29, 2012

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.

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview:

  •   T.O. INview is a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city

24th Annual Beaches Jazz Festival

This video presents “24th Annual Beaches Jazz Festival”:

  • “The Beaches International Street festival is Toronto’s #1 outdoor festival held annually.
  • Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Samba, Latin
  • 50 live bands
  • Outdoor music, entertainment, fun for the whole family”

The Beaches International Jazz Festival is a FREE 10-day music festival held each year in the lakeside “Beach” community of Toronto in the month of July.

The Beaches Jazz Festival takes place across a number of venues.

Stage concerts are held in several different parks within the area and also along a 2 kilometer stretch of the Beach mainstreet – Queen Street East.

Every year, the Beaches Jazz Festival brings in internationally acclaimed jazz performers while also showcasing local talent, including “new generation” jazz musicians.

The Beaches International Jazz Festival now hires around 1000 artists per annum, including 50 bands for its “StreetFest” event along Queen Street East.

The Beaches Jazz Festival offers FREE concerts at five stage locations:

  • Latin Square Stage– Boardwalk next to Leuty Lifeguard Station
    • July 27 – 29
    • lakeside combination that bridges jazz sounds with Latin flavours from the Caribbean
    • Latin Square’s dance lessons are FREE, interactive, open to the public and suitable for all age groups
    • No registration required.
  • Big Band Stage– on the Boardwalk (also located in Kew Gardens park)
    • July 27 – 29
    • FREE concerts at the boardwalk featuring music inspired by the Big Band era
  • Woodbine Park Main Stage– Lakeshore Blvd. E. & Coxwell Ave.
    • July 20 – 22
    • In addition to the “Woodbine Park Main Stage”, the “New Generation” and “Youth” stages celebrate young upcoming musicians that are having an impact on the jazz and contemporary music scene
  • Streetfest– Queen Street East
    • July 26 – 28
    • 7 pm – 11 pm
    • showcasing the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Post-Bop, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B and Soul
    • Upwards of 50 Canadian bands entertain you along a 2 km stretch of Queen Street East, closed for this occasion
  • World Beat Stage– New this season!
    • Global indigenous sounds mix and “groove” with local contemporary beats at Woodbine

Introducing Multi-Arts Projects in 2012 at the Beaches International Jazz Festival: Come to Kew Gardens July 28 -29

  • Sculpture In the Park Project
  • Painting In the Park Project

Beaches International Jazz Festival Contact Info

Beaches International Jazz Festival
1798 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
Canada  M4L 1G8

E-Mail: infobeachesjazz@rogers.com
Tel.: 416-698-2152
Fax: 416-698-2064

The Beaches International Jazz Festival: Thursday to Saturday Road Closure

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

This video presents “Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday September 2010”:

  • Various Musical Performances at Kensington Market on Pedestrian Sunday September 2010

Pedestrian Sunday Festivals in Kensington Market, Toronto

Join us in celebrating our 9th season of Pedestrian Sundays in 2012!!

Summer – Off-the-grid!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

12 to 7pm

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

  • 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!”

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

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Road Closures

Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, May 27 from noon to 7:30 p.m. for this event.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

July 25, 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
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.  The new site is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Beaches Jazz Festival – Thursday to Saturday closure

Queen Street East, from Woodbine Avenue to Beech Avenue, will be closed as follows:

Thursday, July 26 from 6 p.m. to midnight
Friday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Sunday closure

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, July 29 from noon to 7:30 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 2.7 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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