Media Advisory - The Bloor Street Viaduct Free of Car Traffic - Photo/Interview Opportunity - Open Streets TO, September 18, 2016

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - This Sunday, Open Streets TO will expand to its longest route to date, crossing the Bloor Street Viaduct to the Danforth. Torontonians will be treated to a spectacular view from the city's most iconic bridge, free to walk, bike, and play without car traffic.

The full route will run along Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Hampton Avenue, and along Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Queen Street. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.

A route map and more information can be found at

Spokespeople will be available for interviews.


Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST


The east end of the Bloor Street Viaduct


Emily Munroe, Co-Chair, Open Streets Toronto

Kristyn Wong-Tam, Councillor, Ward 27

Paula Fletcher, Councillor, Ward 30

Open Streets TO is inspired by a world-class program proven to positively impact healthy behaviour by repurposing existing public assets - namely our iconic streets - and providing access to free recreation space. In 2015, more than 53,000 Torontonians attended over two days.

Additional activities will include, among others:

  • Hampton and Danforth: Bike Parade (11am start), arts and crafts with the Inner Arts Collective, zumba
  • Bloor Street Viaduct: National Ballet School demos and lessons, Native Youth Resource Centre battle ropes, Bike blender and bean bag toss with Healthy Kids Community Challenge
  • Bloor and Sherbourne: Wellesley Community Centre ball hockey, bike tuneups, salsa dance classes
  • Bloor and Bathurst: Markham House mini ping pong tables, square dancing with Aaron Goodman, pop-up drama performances
  • Bloor and Concord: CJ Skateboard School demos and lessons, yoga
  • Bloor and Dufferin: Artist chalk the block by Working Women's Community Centre, pilates classes, Basketball World TO obstacle course
  • Yonge and Shuter: Basic boxing by Paul Brown Boxfit, fitness challenges, bike clinic

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

SOURCE Open Streets TO

For further information: Media contact: Colin Nekolaichuk, 416-427-9111,

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