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September 21, 2001
St. George Street between College and Bloor Streets closed September 22 for Toronto's first-ever Car Free Day
  
The City of Toronto will become the first North American city to participate in
International Car Free Day tomorrow. From noon until 4 p.m. St. George Street
between College and Bloor Streets will be open only to people and bicycles.

Highlighting the day will be the 2:30 p.m. Toronto media versus Toronto
Councillors obstacle course challenge. This contest between media spin and
political balance will begin in front of Sidney Smith Hall on St. George Street
just south of Harbord Street.

The obstacle course will mimic a usual rush hour commute along a busy
thoroughfare. Simulated obstacles include varying road conditions, swinging car
doors, motorists exiting vehicles and pedestrians.

Councillors
Olivia Chow
Joe Mihevc
Jane Pitfield
Betty Disero
David Soknacki

Toronto media
Brad Honywill (Toronto Sun)
Laurie Monsebraaten (Toronto Star)
Bob Cox (Globe and Mail)
David Nickle (Mirror Newspapers)
Adam Vaughan (City TV)

Judges
Councillor Mario Silva and CBC Radio's Yasir Khan

The day's program includes speakers, music, recreational and educational
activities, as well as displays and demonstrations on alternative methods of
transportation. There will also be children's activities, including a
children's parade at 3:15 p.m.


Media Contact
Access Toronto
416-338-0338

 

 

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