The RBC Race for the Kids will be held on Sept. 15 at Mel Lastman Square. More than 8,500 participants will be taking part in a five-kilometre walk/run; seven-kilometre run; and 15-kilometre run.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and RBC have partnered to host the event, which raises funds for the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook.
The program helps families who have a young person (aged 13–26) struggling with mental health and/or addiction find the support they need by partnering with professionals who guide them to the specialized care they need.

The race will result in rolling lane closures at the following locations:

Road Closures


1.  Beecroft Rd. between North York Blvd. and Park Home Ave.

  • All lanes between North York Blvd and Park Home Ave. will be closed

4:30 a.m. –
10 a.m.

2.  North York Blvd. between Beecroft Rd. and Yonge St. – all lanes will be closed

4:30 a.m. –
10 a.m.

3.  Finch between Doris Ave. and Dufferin St.

  • All lanes between Doris Ave. and Beecroft Rd. will be closed
  • The westbound curb lane between Beecroft Rd. and Bathurst St. will be open
  • The westbound 2nd lane between Bathurst St. and Dufferin St. will be open as
    well as all eastbound lanes
  • All eastbound lanes between Bathurst St. & Talbot St. will be open
  • The eastbound curb lane between Talbot Rd. & Beecroft Rd. will be open

7:30 a.m. –
10:30 a.m.

4.  Yonge St. between Sheppard Ave. and north of Finch Ave.

  • All northbound and southbound lanes closed
  • Two Southbound lanes between Park Home Ave. and North York Blvd. will
    remain closed until approximately 1:00 p.m. The third lane will be open for
    southbound traffic after 11:15 a.m.

7:15 a.m. –
11:15 a.m.

5.  Yonge St. between north of Finch Ave. and Pleasant Ave. / Newton Dr.

  • The northbound and southbound curb lanes between north of
    Finch Ave. and Pleasant Ave. / Newton Dr. will be open
  • The northbound and southbound middle lanes between Drewry Ave. /
    Cummer Ave. and Pleasant Ave. / Newton Dr. will be open

7:45 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

Please note that the timing is approximate. Vehicles will be allowed to cross at major intersections when deemed safe to do so by police officers on duty to ensure safety.

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