The Word on the Street Festival will take over Queen’s Park Crescent from Bloor Street to Wellesley Street on Saturday June 11th from noon to 7 pm and Sunday June 12th from 10 am to 6 pm. Normally held in September, the festival commemorates Canadian writing and literacy. The event was temporarily moved to Harbourfront Centre during the remediation of Queen’s Park North and was virtually held during the pandemic. Readings from over 100 authors will be featured, as well as an outdoor marketplace. https://toronto.thewordonthestreet.ca/
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EpiC Day and Purple Walk is Saturday June 18th from 12 noon to 4 pm. Epilepsy Toronto celebrates the strength and resilience of the epilepsy community, with optional fundraising, on a walk from College Park. Participants will be accompanied by a police escort with rolling closures between 1 and 2 pm from College Park: northbound on Bay, eastbound on Bloor, southbound on Yonge, westbound on Queen and back northbound on Bay, back to College Park. epilepsytoronto.org/about-us/events/epic-day-and-purple-walk/
The Run for Women happens on Saturday June 11th from 5 am to 11:30 am. 1,500 runners participate in a 5k or 10k walk/run in support of Women’s College Hospital’s Women’s Mental Health Program. The event starts at Women's College Hospital at 76 Grenville Street at 7 am. During the event Surrey Place and Queen’s Park Crescent will be inaccessible. The route is a loop from Bloor Street to Bay Street to St. Joseph Street to Queen's Park Crescent West to Wellesley Street West to Queen's Park Crescent East to College Street to Spadina Avenue. Streets between Bay and Queen’s Park will be closed including: Grosvenor, Grenville, College, St. Mary, St. Joseph. In addition, southbound Bay will be closed from Bloor to St. Joseph, westbound College closed from Queens Park to Spadina and northbound Spadina closed from College to Bloor. The event website is www.runforwomen.ca.