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June 17, 2010
St. Clair Avenue opens to pedestrians during Feet on the Street event
Pedestrians will be able to enjoy and discover all that St. Clair Avenue West has to offer during the St. Clair Feet on the Street event on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20.

A pedestrian celebration, St. Clair Feet on the Street will see St. Clair Avenue West closed to cars, but not streetcars, in both directions between Vaughan Road and Winona Drive on Saturday, June 19 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and all day Sunday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The event will feature sidewalk sales and displays, information tables for businesses along the street, and restaurant/café patios operating on the sidewalks. In addition to buskers, there will be free heritage streetcar rides on June 20. Those in attendance are encouraged to come up with other creative ways to use the pedestrian space.

“This is a terrific way to promote the culture of walking in the City of Toronto,” said Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul's), who added that this festival supports the City’s Walking Strategy, a Council-approved action plan that consists of strategies and initiatives aimed at making Toronto a great walking city. “The event will also provide a great opportunity to showcase the many businesses that make up St. Clair Avenue - one of Toronto’s most exciting streets.”

"We look forward to showing off our new street, the diversity of our shops and restaurants and welcoming everyone for a great weekend of fun,” said Tony Bassels, Chair of the Wychwood Heights BIA.

The St. Clair Feet on the Street is one of a number of events taking place on St. Clair Avenue this summer, including Salsa on St. Clair and ArtWalk.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Steve Johnston, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,



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