Members of Walk Toronto and everyone interested in pedestrianism are invited to participate in the Walk and Roll Caravan, which begins at noon, Saturday, May 11, 2013. This is Walk Toronto’s second major event (the first being our founding meeting.) Our contingent of walkers will march from St. James Park northwards, ending up at Queen’s Park where we will converge with cyclists coming from other directions. The event concludes in front of the Ontario Legislature with Cycle and Sole , a rally promoting active transportation and safe streets for all users.
We have planned a 3.5 km. long route that takes us by a huge variety of buildings and street features that are of pedestrian interest. We want you not only to have fun, but to see local examples of things that everyone is talking about. What’s a Complete Street? What’s a Privately Owned Public Space? Join us and you’ll be able to walk through the real thing in downtown Toronto!
Because the Walk and Roll Caravan event is being held on Mother’s Day weekend, we encourage walkers to bring their moms – as well as lots of flowers! Also, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and maybe a snack too.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Also, print out our two-page itinerary
, which covers sights that our walk will be passing by. (Be sure to take a copy with you on the march, so that you can refer to it as you walk.) For more in-depth coverage see the full commentary
St. James Park is located in the east part of the downtown at King and Jarvis Streets. Please note that on Saturday May 11, there will be no service on the Yonge subway line between the Bloor-Yonge Station and Union station. Although you can use the shuttle bus service, we recommend that marchers relying on public transit to get to St. James Park take the University subway line to the St. Andrew station, and then transfer to the eastbound King streetcar. You should get off at the Jarvis St. stop, which is half a block south of the Walk and Roll Caravan assembly area.
On the way home, it is easiest to use the Queen’s Park subway station, located at College St., just south of the Legislature’s south lawn where the Cycle and Sole rally will be held.
Post originally by Dylan Reid