Announcing our new name: Walk Toronto

At a meeting at Metro Hall on the evening of Feb. 13, over 80 participants gathered in order to launch our new group devoted to pedestrian advocacy in Toronto. At the end of the meeting, attendees took part in a vote in order to determine the official name of the organization, and the winning choice was “Walk Toronto”. For the time being our web presence will continue at pedto.wordpress.com , but soon the group’s new web address will be: http://www.walktoronto.ca.

The meeting began with the organizers outlining the need for a group to advocate walking in Toronto. As part of the visioning process, participants discussed walking issues which they considered most important. These will be used as the basis for shaping the direction that Walk Toronto’s advocacy will take. The meeting concluded with the formation of a circle of active volunteers who will perform various roles on an ongoing basis.

We thank all those who came, and helped make the launch of Walk Toronto a great success.

Post originally by Lance Gleich


Attend the founding meeting of Toronto’s pedestrian advocacy group on Feb. 13

Do you feel that Toronto’s pedestrians need a voice? Could the city benefit from a citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to pedestrian issues? If you are interested, come to our founding meeting to help make it happen – and choose a name for the new group. Rather than focusing just on policy, our group will be action-oriented. It will continue the legacy of the Toronto Pedestrian Committee, but be completely independent of City Hall.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Metro Hall, 55 John Street (south-east corner of King and John)
Room 308/309

Nearest subway station: St. Andrew’s (direct PATH connection to Metro Hall)

Metro Hall is fully accessible


  • Why a citizens’ advocacy group for pedestrian issues is needed
  • Small-group discussions on key issues and goals
  • Suggest the kinds of events and group walks you would like to see happen
  • Vote on a name!

Participants interested in devoting some time in order to take on a role in the new organization will be invited to stay briefly afterwards. Take part in making Toronto a more walkable city.

On the same day – Feb. 13 – a City of Toronto community consultation event on transportation planning, priorities and funding is being held at City Hall. The afternoon session will start at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6:30. Unfortunately, this was announced after we had booked our room at Metro Hall. If you are interested in attending both events, you can check out the City Hall event first before heading over to Metro Hall for the 7:00 p.m. pedestrian meeting. The two venues are separated by about 1 km. (This is walkable in 10 to 15 minutes.)


Keep up with postings on our website:

To view the location of Metro Hall on a map:

You can also sign up for the Walking Toronto Facebook group:

Follow @WalkTO on Twitter


If you plan to come, or if you cannot attend but want to be involved, please RSVP by filling out he following form. Don’t forget to click the Submit button.

Post originally by Dylan Reid