Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pedestrian Sunday

Last Sunday when I was in Kensington Market it was a Pedestrian Sunday meaning that the roads were closed to cars for the day. In the past the business association had rented barricades to block the streets but their new moveable yet permanent gates have been installed which each consist of a large planter anchoring gates which can be rolled open to block the road. They have used lazar-cut metal to form the gates but it was difficult to catch the decorations in the strong sun. You can see the large crowds that turn out for these events!

9 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

Lots and lots of bicycles too! I like the laser-etched gate too.

Lowell said...

I think it's wonderful and would love to see our downtown area close auto traffic all the time. There's plenty of parking nearby and it would be so much more enjoyable. Lots of good stuff happens in Toronto!

Randy said...

The red and orange really pop!

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful where alike is happening. Please have a good new week ahead.

Sharon said...

Wow, I'd c all that a successful event!

Jack said...

Interesting that they close the street on some days but not others. Maybe after they get some experience, some or all of this can become permanent.

James Wei said...

I would never notice about the texture and the engraving of the metals in this road block until your commentary suggests it.

Quite interesting fact to know from southern hemisphere

Birdman said...

Fabulous idea for every city. Why haven't more done this sort of day?

llandudnopictures said...

Very popular, and very hot and sunny by the looks of it too!