Several special events in Toronto this weekend involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events.

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.

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The City of Toronto’s City Planning division is once again taking planning to the streets to engage with Torontonians in public spaces.

The month-long initiative called Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS) will feature City Planning pop-up information booths at various locations across the city.

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With the warm weather upon us, many Toronto residents are working on their homes inside and out.

Below are some tips to help you save time and water while protecting your home and the environment.

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The 2014 Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 2 and runs until Sunday, July 13.

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The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to enjoy Canada Day and celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday in Toronto on Tuesday, July 1.

A City-organized event will be held at North York Civic Centre’s Mel Lastman Square and community events will be held across Toronto.

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Several special events in Toronto this weekend and on Canada Day, July 1, 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 while some roads will be closed to vehicles.

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Starting the week of July 21, Metrolinx will be building a new road base at the intersection of Strachan Avenue and East Liberty/Ordnance Streets.

During this work, the intersection will become a temporary 4-way stop and the traffic signals will not be operational. A Paid Duty Officer will assist with traffic control.

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The Committee of Adjustment is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, July 23 and will include eight properties from Ward 19. Find out which properties and see their plans:

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In order to open the new Strachan Avenue Overpass bridge as soon as possible, Metrolinx will be extending their work hours for the remainder of July.

At the end of this work period, the east side of the new Strachan Overpass bridge will be open.

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The fourth annual Christie Pits Film Festival celebrates the return of the warmest season with Days of Summer, a free outdoor screening series of classic summer movies, presented by Scotiabank.

Days of Summer opens on Sunday, July 6 with Penny Marshall’s fan favourite A League of Their Own, featuring a costume contest with prizes awarded to the best costumes inspired by the players and teams in the film.

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City Planning staff are undertaking a study to review the policy context, built form standards, and heritage character of the properties on both sides of Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.

The study will also look at transit capacity and parking in the vicinity of the study area, focus on understanding the character of the street and creating a vision for future development.

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You are invited to attend an Open House to review several important changes that have been made to the application since the original proposal that make it a better fit for the neighbourhood.

When: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: College Shaw Library, 766 College Street (map).

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