Open Streets Toronto Festival

At the Economic Development Committee this week, a report was brought forward with the idea to hold an Open Street Festival in Toronto.

The proposal calls for the opening of Bloor Street between High Park in the west and Withrow Park in the east and a loop of Yonge, Queen and Church Streets for non-motorized traffic only.  The festival will take place between 8 am and 1 pm on 4 Sundays in late July and August.

Sunday mornings are the least busy times for vehicular traffic, and if you have been downtown at that time recently, most stores are still closed. Stores may want to open to cater to this festival. Major intersections such as Sherbourne, Yonge, Bay, Avenue Rd., Wellesley, Carlton/College, etc. will still be open to vehicular traffic to transverse. The Councillors for the Wards encompassing these streets are supportive of holding this festival.

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