31 Aug '14, 6pm

Taking back the streets: Open Streets takes Toronto

Taking back the streets: Open Streets takes Toronto

Rob Ford's head must be exploding. Here it is, Sunday morning at eight o'clock, when people should be in bed nursing their hangovers or driving home from the booze can down the wide empty streets, which is the way streets should be on a Sunday morning in Toronto, and is the way the streets always have been. Really, close them down for....yoga? Rob told the Sun: “I’ve never been in favour of Open (Streets) Toronto,” Ford said shortly after he met with city staff about the event. “We have parks for people to walk, for exercise, to do yoga. You don’t have to close down a major street to walk, do yoga — that’s for parks. Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0 Instead, the streets are full of....PEOPLE! There's little Ginny, playing with chalk in the middle of Canada's Main Street, AKA Yonge Street! It's Open Streets, an idea that started in Bogota and spread to New York City, Guadalajara and n...

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