News Release
April 12, 2019

Several events this weekend will involve local road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the local areas will be 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. They are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.
Toronto Raptors/Toronto Maple Leafs tailgate and viewing party
Bremner Boulevard from Lakeshore Boulevard West to the east side of the parking garage at 25 York Street will be closed on Saturday, April 13 from 7 a.m. to midnight.
Cabbagetown Bunny Hop
Carlton Street between Parliament Street and Exchange Lane will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bengali New Year celebration
Eldon Avenue, north of Danforth Avenue to the south side of the public laneway will be closed on Sunday, April 14 from 3 to 10 p.m.
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. TTC customers can subscribe to eAlerts at or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter to receive information about service diversions.
Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
Information about road closures related to parades and special events that are overseen by the Toronto Police Service is available at
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Eric Holmes
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391, 416-629-4891 (cell)