Comment 987

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted September 20, 2006 at 11:27:33

Toronto has the Distillery and also the Toronto Island which are (predominantly) closed to cars. Kensington Market streets are also closed off on Sundays. These are all very popular destinations (conicidence...?).
Toronto is slow on the uptake with it's approach to pedestrianization. Europe has always embraced it and, after a few decades flirting with horrendous downtown freeways in some parts, they are reverting that way again (Norwich and Nottingham downtowns, Leeds' Briggate...).
Toronto plans to close one lane of Queens Quay next year, and open it up to bikes and pedestrians. Another thing TO does is close streets regularly for festivals. If Hamilton could start doing this at least, people would see the impact and maybe start to like it.

Ben

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