Thursday, August 28, 2014

Taking Back The Streets

On Sunday morning, Aug 17, parts of Bloor St and Yonge St were closed for the first "Open Streets TO" (TO is one of Toronto's nicknames). The streets were open for walking and biking with a few activities at certain areas but mainly for just getting out and moving. This pic was taken on Bloor St at Avenue Rd with the 'Crystal' addition on the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) visible on the right, just down the street from yesterday's shot of Tiffany's. This Sunday, Aug 31, the streets will be closed again for the second Open Streets experience.
For more info on Open StreetsTO click HERE.

19 comments:

Revrunner said...

Looks like a huge hit!

Gosia k said...

it is very interesting.

Birdman said...

THAT girl is one strange building. Everytime I see it, I see something I missed before. It must be quite an attraction.

TexWisGirl said...

how interesting! i bet drivers having to go around are not too pleased. :)

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Fascinating idea.

Luis Gomez said...

This is a very nice area to walk around.

Sharon Anck said...

I can tell that people really take advantage of this event!

Stephanie said...

Great idea. We have that here as well.

llandudnopictures said...

I imagine that went down a storm, at least for pedestrians and cyclists!

Jack said...

That is a great thought. I hope the idea catches on in other cities. Though in Naples the main drag is often closed for fairs, parades and special events, and the merchants are getting a bit twitchy about it.

cieldequimper said...

Love the cityscape. We used to have these but they seem to have stopped. I loved being able to walk around with no car noise! Then again, we have a lot of pedestrian zones in cities and Paris is becoming increasingly car unfriendly.

Lowell said...

This is wonderful. I know a few cities in Florida that have closed off sections of the downtown area to cars. Wish we could do more of that. Delightful.

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William Kendall said...

Excellent shot, RedPat. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of the Crystal, but it's what's inside the museum that counts.

Randy said...

I love events like this.

Taken For Granted said...

What a great idea to close streets to vehicles. You found the perfect opportunity for showing your street photography skills.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the idea of closing the streets down occasionally. Nice shot of the event!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice wide street Pat, bit like my St. Georges Terrace. Looks like it's a popular move, everyone out and about!

Laura. M said...

A picture of life in the city!!

José Mendonça said...

Great street scene!