Many years ago the TC 10K route completely circled James Bay, causing inconvenience to James Bay residents and hotel guests, who were unable to leave the area on the Sunday morning of the race. After meetings with the neighbourhood association and city hall, a new route was developed that provided an “escape route.” This worked well, and city hall took on the role of notifying the community.
This year we had a circle route that encloses a much larger area. Residents and visitors to James Bay and Fairfield were recommended to park our cars outside the route and were told not to bother leaving until noon. I did not get a letter about this.
I hope the route changes next year, as I do not enjoy being held hostage for the morning.