07/05/2013 03:29 EDT | Updated 09/04/2013 05:12 EDT

Road closures due to 3 weekend festivals

A trio of summertime events this weekend in Toronto will bring crowds to the streets, but it also means road closures.

Here's how three events will be affecting road closures this weekend:

The Taste of Lawrence

- Lawrence Avenue, from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Benvenuti Corso Italia

- St. Clair Avenue, from Lansdowne Avenue to Dufferin Street, will be closed from Saturday, July 6 at 5 a.m. to Monday July 8 at 2 a.m. for this event.

Festival of South Asia

- Gerrard Street East, from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 8 at 2 a.m.

Motorists are being encouraged to take public transit if they wish to attend some of the weekend events. For more information, visit the City of Toronto's website for traffic updates.