Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Two special events this weekend will involve a road closure. 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 recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new site can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.
Bloorcourt Village Street Festival – Saturday closure
Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Montrose Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, August 18 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for this event. Dovercourt Road and Ossington Avenue will remain open to traffic during this event.
Midsummer Night’s Run – Saturday to Sunday closure
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Lake Shore Boulevard East to the north, Cherry Street to the west, Unwin Avenue to the south and Leslie Street to the east from Saturday, August 18 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, August 19 at 6 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.