Road closures will be in effect this weekend (July 21-22) in Toronto for several events. Details inside:
- Yonge Street from Edward Street (just north of Dundas Street) to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- Danforth Avenue from Jackman Avenue to Playter Boulevard will be closed in both directions on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Albion Road from Islington Avenue to Thistledown Boulevard will be closed from Saturday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 1 a.m.
- Eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway from the Humber River to the Don Valley Parkway, and the northbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway from the Gardiner Expressway to Eglinton Avenue, will be closed on Sunday, from 2 a.m. until noon.
- Yonge Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- For Families: Line up along the parade route at Downsview Park to watch the costumed kids at Junior Carnival now that Caribbean Carnival Toronto has begun. After the parade, stick around for the 50th anniversary celebration of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Downsview Park. Saturday. Parade: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Family Day: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com
For Visitors: The 24th Beaches Jazz Festival kicks off Friday with multiple outdoor stages featuring free concerts at Woodbine Park. Go hear young, upcoming musicians in the jazz and contemporary music scene at the New Generation and Youth stages. July 20-29. Various times. Free http://www.beachesjazz.com/
For Singles: Teams of two people use their smarts to solve clues that lead them to checkpoints where they must take photos or perform stunts at Urban Dare Toronto. It’s the Amazing Race in one day. Bring your cellphone, digital camera and a pen. Harbour Street Grill. 10 Yonge St. Saturday. Check-in: 10:30 a.m. Race begins: 11 a.m. $90 per team. http://www.urbandare.com/
For Charity: Toronto reportedly has the lowest rate of organ donors in Ontario. Help create awareness about organ and tissue donation at the Save & Share walk. Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Saturday. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. http://amarkarma.org/