Open Streets TO


Open Streets TO is the city’s largest free recreation program, unlike any other in Toronto or Canada. We've created a world-class program that connects our diverse neighbourhoods and people across the city.


Open Streets are programs where the streets are temporarily opened to people and closed to cars. People traffic replaces car traffic, and the streets become “paved parks” where people of all ages, abilities, and social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds can come out and improve their health.

What makes

Open Streets TO special?

Open Streets TO is focused on promoting physical activity and exploring our city in healthy and fun ways.

We connect diverse communities across Toronto through our greatest public space - our streets! Along our open streets route we create windows into different neighbourhoods through Activity Hubs.


Activity Hubs are programmed by local community partners. They offer free activities to keep people's brains and minds active through arts, physical activity or cultural programming.

What is Open Streets TO?

Want to get involved? 

Watch a short video on the 2014 Open Streets TO Pilot Program,

Courtesy of the Downtown Yonge BIA

"People traffic replaces car traffic and the streets become 'paved parks' where people of all ages, abilities and social, economic, or ethnic backgrounds can come out and improve their mental, physical and emotional health."

- Gil Penalosa, Chair of the Board, 8 80 Cities