Six special events in Toronto 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 toronto.ca/torontostreets. Information about planned capital construction work is available at toronto.ca/inview.
The following are this weekend’s six events affecting local roads. Five of the six events are scheduled for Saturday.
Family Fun Fit, Kids of Steel Triathlon (bike race): The westbound lanes of Kingston Road from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Malvern Bicycle Race: Brenyon Way from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 to accommodate this event.
Pape Village Summerfest: Pape Avenue between Floyd Avenue and Cosburn Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest: Broadview Avenue south of Queen Street East to the north side of the public lane will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dundas West Fest: Dundas Street from Lansdowne Avenue to Roxton Road will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. College Street and Queen Street are alternative routes.
Maya’s March: Conlins Road from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail will be closed on Sunday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.