Toronto Events with TTC’s Bus 108 Downsview Route Diversion & Road Closures Sept.20-22, 2013

This is an update to my previous blog, You’re Invited: Canadian Events Sept.19 – Dec.20, 2013 + Ontario News + Toronto & TTC Alerts.

Here are the weekend events with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Children’s Breakfast Club


7th Annual Tour de Black Creek Bike Race

A Charity Ride for Kids

Saturday, September 21

Starting time is 9:00 a.m.

Race starts at Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St., Toronto.

  • “The breakfast club, along with Toronto Police and the Canadian Tire JumpStart program, has been working with children and youth in the Jane and Finch community to encourage a love of cycling and an appreciation for physical fitness. A full summer of learning and training culminates this Saturday with the Tour de Black Creek.
  • It is just a 2k loop which the riders do once, twice, or three times – depending on their ages.”
  • Please click here for more info.

RBC Run for the Kids

September 21 & 22

5 km Run/Walk/Stroll
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Run Start Time: 9:00 am

25 km Run
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Run Start Time: 8:00 am

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)


Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Route Map

11:00 am – Registration and Community Fair begins.

Event Schedule

Contact Daniel Knox at:
Phone: 416.340.8484 ext. 268.

Two Lane Naming Ceremonies for Toronto’s Harbord Village Community: Sunday, September 22

Lane Naming for Abilio Galvao: 11 a.m. at Harbord Village

(Galvao Lane, North of Ulster Street Between Borden Street and Brunswick Avenue)


Lane Naming for Katharine Hockin: 12:30 p.m. at Harbord Village

(Katharine Hockin Lane, North of Sussex Avenue, Between Major
Street and Robert Street)

  • Toronto Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity Spadina) will join community members for the above lane naming ceremonies to honour the following Torontonians.
    • Abilio Galvao, a local businessman who assisted many Portuguese families as they immigrated to Canada.
    • Katharine Hockin, a long-time member of the community who, as an educator, taught in Canada as well as in China.

Toronto Road Closures

  • Tour de Black Creek Bike Race for Kids – Road Closures
  • Word on The Street – Road Closure
    • Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Crescent will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to College Street from Saturday, September 21 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 p.m. for this event.
  • AIDS Event/Walk – Road Closures

TTC’s Bus 108 Downsview – Tour de Black Creek bike race: Route diverting at Driftwood September 21, 2013

  • On Saturday, September 21, 2013, TTC’s Bus 108 Downsview will divert east on Finch Avenue West, north on Tobermory Drive, west on Potsdam Road, south on Driftwood Avenue to route.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily.

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays.

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays.

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

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.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


September 20, 2013

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Five 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, a significant amount of road work is 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

Canada Walk of Fame event – Friday and Saturday closure
Yonge Street from Dundas Street to Queen Street will be closed in both directions from Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, September 21 at 11 p.m.

Tour de Black Creek Bike Race for Kids – Saturday closure
A series of road closures will take place in the Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area on Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Word on The Street – Saturday and Sunday closure
Queen’s Park/Queen’s Park Crescent will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to College Street from Saturday, September 21 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 p.m. for this event.

Sunnybrook Foundation – RBC Run for the Kids 5K and 25K
Bayview Avenue from Lawrence Avenue to Broadway Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. A series of other road closures will take place in the Mount Pleasant Road and Lawrence Avenue area to accommodate the 5K Run. Blythwood Road from Bayview Avenue to Mount Pleasant Road will be closed in both directions from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

A series of partial road closures will take place on Bayview Avenue, Lawrence Avenue, Leslie Street, Eglinton Avenue, Overlea Boulevard, Don Mills Road, York Mills Road and a number of surrounding roads in the area to accommodate the 25K run on Sunday, September 22, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

AIDS Event/Walk – Sunday closure
Church Street from Alexander Street to Carlton Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The walk starts at 11 a.m. and 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.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 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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