Media Advisory - Photo/Interview Opportunity - Open Streets TO 2015 Final Program Date

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Join event organizers, participants, and community leaders at Open Streets TO 2015.

Open Streets TO, inspired by a world-class program proven to improve healthy behaviour, will be taking place again on September 6, 2015. The program repurposes existing public assets - namely our iconic streets - and provides access to free recreation space (on parts of Bloor and Yonge), focusing attention on the importance of physical activity. New to this Sunday's program is the extension of the route by 1km (to Christie St.) and the addition of two new activity hubs. In 2014, more than 45,000 Torontonians attended over two days.

Spokespeople will be available for interviews.


Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST


The SW corner of Bloor and Bathurst


Emily Munroe, Co-Chair, Open Streets Toronto

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27

Tyler Demers, Program Officer, Playing for Keeps, Toronto Foundation

Heather Kelly, Founder, Bloor Street Culture Corridor

Mark Garner, Executive Director, Downtown Yonge BIA

Bloor and Bathurst will be the site of a Sportplay demo, a program for kids that helps them develop athletic skills. The Waterfront Singing Ambassadors will also be performing a 20-minute set of a cappella renditions of classic summer hits at 11:00 a.m. 

Additional activities will include:

  • Yonge and Wellesley: yoga, road hockey, acoustic guitar performances
  • Bloor and Parliament: cheerleading demos, Toronto Public Health's mobile health clinic, Rangoli street painting
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: musical performances, Play-Me piano, music class demos
  • Matt Cohen Parkette (Bloor and Spadina): Zumba, Build-Your-Own Backyard, triathlon zone
  • Christie Pits: fitness class demos (City of Toronto), Ultimate Frisbee clinics, Playing for Keeps Youth Ambassador Program: "Let's Play! Kid's Day!"

A full list of activity hub locations along the route can be seen here.

SOURCE Open Streets TO

For further information: Media contact: Doolin O'Reilly,, 647-208-4341

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