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Take Action Tip Sheet

One of the most effective ways to make change in Toronto is to get in touch with the Mayor and your local councillor. Use our tip sheet to find their email addresses and Twitter handles.

Walk Toronto comments on Leaside Traffic Calming Plan

Walk Toronto was asked to comment on the draft Leaside Traffic Calming Plan (PDF), prepared by the Leaside Property Owners’ Association.

Walk Toronto deputes about the Harmonized By-law and Fees for Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Walk Toronto submitted comments and deputed in person at the Economic and Community Development Committee regarding the Harmonized By-law and Fees for Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays.

EVENT – Right to Walk TO: Justice, equity, and the Toronto walking experience

Walk Toronto invites you to celebrate our sixth anniversary with Right to Walk TO, a panel discussion that explores walking – the love of it, our need for it, and its meaning – through a justice and equity lens.

This event is a love letter to walking, as well as a critical look at the walking experience our city creates, from different perspectives.

Save the Date: Come celebrate Walk Toronto’s sixth anniversary on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Walk Toronto is hosting Right to Walk,  an event that explores walking – the love of it, our need for it, and its meaning – through a justice and equity lens.

We have a fantastic, dynamic group of speakers whom we’ve challenged to think about their work a little differently, and we’re excited to bring the conversation to you. Speaker list will be released shortly.

Examples of past City of Toronto pedestrian collision reports

The City of Toronto has removed its old, comprehensive statistical reports on collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, but Walk Toronto had some saved and republishes them here (2009-2011).

Walk Toronto co-signs letter asking for equitable geographic representation on City committees

Walk Toronto has co-signed a letter from multiple community groups to Mayor Tory, members of the Striking Committee, and all of Toronto City Council asking that all of the four newly merged Standing Committees of City Council include at least one member from each of the four Community Council areas (Etobicoke-York, North York, Toronto-East York, Scarborough).

Walk Toronto calls for Ontario government to maintain multimodal mandate for Metrolinx

Walk Toronto is calling on the Government of Ontario to reverse its plan to strip the regional transportation agency Metrolinx of its mandate to develop an “integrated, multimodal transportation network” for the Greater Toronto Area.

#BuildTheVisionTO Election Survey Results Released

Walk Toronto partnered with the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, 8 80 Cities, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, and Cycle Toronto to develop an election survey for the 2018 Toronto municipal election. The coalition released the results of their election survey, #BuildTheVisionTO, on October 18, 2018.

Four questions for your city council candidates

You can help build safe and active streets for all ages by supporting candidates for council who are pedestrian and cyclist friendly.

Highlights of Open Streets, September 2018

Walk Toronto was pleased to participate in Open Streets on Sept. 16, 2018. We had several activities to engage those walking and cycling on Yonge Street, where we set up our booth north of Wellesley.

Walk Toronto at Open Streets TO, Sunday Sept. 16

Walk Toronto will be at Open Streets TO Sunday Sept. 16 from 10-2. We’ll be at the hub on Yonge just north of Wellesley.

We’lll be featuring accessibility experiences, including the Alinker mobility device, and “Walk a block for a new vision”

Eye contact, street crossings and discrimination against the blind

By Daniella Levy-Pinto

I am a pedestrian and also totally blind. Road safety literature, signage and campaigns urge pedestrians to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. People like me can neither make eye contact to communicate or negotiate a street crossing nor watch for inattentive drivers who may not have seen us in the crosswalk.

Walk Toronto Queen’s Quay Walking Audit

As Waterfront Toronto looks to develop the walking, cycling and transit infrastructure on Queen’s Quay east of Yonge Street, Walk Toronto has prepared a report on the issues facing pedestrians in the design of the already-developed western portion of Queen’s Quay.

#BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All

Walk Toronto, in partnership with TCAT, 8-80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, and Friends and Families for Safe Streets, launched #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All, a set of 15 municipal election priorities for building streets where people of all ages and abilities can get around actively, sustainably and safely. A survey is being distributed to all of Toronto’s mayoral and city council candidates to gauge their support for the 15 priority actions.

Complete Streets Party for 100in1day

Walk Toronto is hosting a Complete Streets Party for 100in1day on June 2. Design your own complete street through our interactive complete street party. Lounge, play, interact as we takeover this crazy strip of Dundas. This intervention is located near market 707 with interesting complete street opportunities.

Map Your Street! Walk Toronto Presents a Jane’s Walk Street Audit Workshop

Join us on Saturday April 14 for a stroll around a downtown street where we’ll map, scribble, photograph and discuss what makes a street safe and attractive for pedestrians, and what can make it better.  By the end of this training, you’ll have an easy to use street audit tool that you can use in your neighbourhood or on a Jane’s Walk.

A call to protest pedestrian deaths and injuries

Are you outraged by the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries in Toronto? Are you fed up with City Council’s lack of strong action to create safer streets for people on foot? Join Walk Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, and other allies in a Die-In for Safe Streets in Nathan Phillips Square.

Open Letter on Transform Yonge

Walk Toronto is proud to be a co-signatory of an open letter from North York residents and sustainable transportation advocacy groups supporting the “Transform Yonge” plan to widen sidewalks and add bike lanes on Yonge St. in downtown North York.

Walk Toronto supports TDSB motion to encourage winter walking

Walk Toronto has written to the Toronto District School Board to support Trustee Pamela Gough’s motion to support winter walking by students in various ways.

Walk Toronto seeks explanation for increased speed limit signs posted before council vote

Walk Toronto has written to Barbara Gray, General Manager, Transportation Services to seek an explanation for why increased speed limit signs were posted on Bayview Ave. before they were approved by City Council.