Upcoming street festival to increase pedestrian access in Toronto's
TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Experience Downtown Yonge Street like
never before. This Friday, Celebrate Yonge will transform the area
between Queen and Gerrard on Yonge Street with brand new public spaces
for people. For the first time in decades Torontonians and visitors
alike will be able to have a drink, eat a meal or just enjoy
comfortably relaxing right on the iconic street.
Hosted by the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA), Celebrate
Yonge will feature temporary patio extensions onto the roadway for four
weeks, ending Sunday, September 16. Beautiful planters, decorated by
landscapers from across Ontario for the Livegreen Planter Box Challenge
will separate vehicles from pedestrians. Much of the newly created
public space will be licensed patios and outdoor cafes in front of area
businesses, some of which will feature special displays and
programming. Other sections of the event will offer large public
seating areas with comfortable outdoor furniture and weekend
programming for all ages.
Along the event section of the street there will be 11 themed areas for
visitors to explore. For example, parents can bring the kids to The
Funway for life-sized outdoor games like chess and Connect 4, and
activities like face painting and caricature artistry. The Green Room
event area will have constant activity at ING Direct Café's,
Celebration Park, while The Gateway Studio will feature the work of
local artists on weekends. Five of the themed areas will have full,
outdoor restaurant patios to enjoy the final days of summer.
For more information on all 11 event areas and the events calendar visit
the Celebrate Yonge information booth located seven-days-a-week at the
corner of Yonge and Dundas or www.celebrateyonge.com.
SOURCE: Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
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