[TPS] – Taste of the Danforth, Friday, August 5, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016, Road closure


Toronto Police Service
News Release

Taste of the Danforth, Friday, August 5, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016, Road closure

Wednesday, August 3, 20166:59 AM
Public Safety – Special Events
416-808-5048

From Friday, August 5, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Greektown on the Danforth BIA will host the 2016 Taste of the Danforth.

Road closures:

– start on Friday, August 5, 2016, 11 a.m. until Monday, August, 8, 2016, 1 p.m.

Danforth Avenue (full road): Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue

All intersections 30m north & south (full road): Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue

Motorists are advised to consider the road closure when planning their travels.

The event will proceed regardless of weather conditions.

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For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Brenda Vukicevich, Special Events

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[TPS] – S.P.A.C.E. to Cycle campaign, Monday, June 13, 2016 to Sunday, June 19, 2016


ronto Police Service
News Release

S.P.A.C.E. to Cycle campaign, Monday, June 13, 2016 to Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 20167:14 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

The Toronto Police Service is continuing to focus its efforts on encouraging safe cycling as a practical mode of transportation in our city.

The Service will be launching the S.P.A.C.E. to Cycle campaign, starting on Monday, June 13, 2016. The campaign (Safety, Prevention, Awareness, Courtesy, Education) will conclude on Sunday, June 19, 2016. This one-week campaign is designed to promote awareness and education by reducing the potential for cycling and wheel-sport-related injuries. Building partnerships and mobilizing local communities to respond to local traffic problems will assist in sustaining successful efforts and improve neighbourhood roadway safety.

Education and enforcement of cycling offences are critical to ensuring safe roadways for our communities. All frontline officers will be paying particular attention to those motorists whose actions endanger the lives of cyclists, for example, drivers failing to proceed through turns safely, opening vehicle doors improperly, and driving/parking in designated cycling lanes, all contribute to reduce cycling safety.

Officers will also be paying attention to cyclists who commit offences that endanger all road-users, including the cyclists themselves. Parking Enforcement Officers will assist with this initiative by concentrating on parking offences that may compromise the safety of cyclists.

Traffic Services is dedicated to ensuring the safe and orderly movement of traffic within the City of Toronto.Stay informed with what’s happening at:
Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, Facebook Group and on Blog.

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For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clinton Stibbe, Traffic Services

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[TPS] – 65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder


Toronto Police Service
News Release

65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 2:56 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service.

The 65th NBA All-Star weekend will run from Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. There will be events in various locations throughout Toronto. Event organizers are anticipating sell-out crowds at most of the venues.

Various road closures will be in effect around the venues, and traffic is expected to be heavier than usual.

The Toronto Police Service is urging spectators who are attending events to make safe transportation choices to and from these events.

We remind everyone who will be driving, to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about your transportation.

The Toronto Police Service is also encouraging citizens to assist police in the war against impaired driving by calling 9−1−1 if they believe another driver may be impaired.

The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.

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For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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