Car Free Day's Across Canada 2011
Car Free Days have spread around the world, and are happening across Canada as well. Read below about CFD events that have happened already, or ones that are coming up soon. In Toronto, there will be seven CFD events held on Sept.17th and 18th in various neighbourhoods.
Click here to see those locations. Contact SCO for more info on specific events.
Vancouver’s Car Free Day event already happened on Sunday June 19th. Celebrations happened in Kitsilano, Main Street, the West End and on Commercial Drive, where the festivities were first started by community volunteers in 2005. At the original Drive location, street performers and musicians entertained throngs who marched, pedalled and strolled through a gauntlet of vendors’ booths and food stalls.
Edmonton’s event called “Get Parked” also already happened on June 18th, 2011. It was from noon-4pm on 102 Avenue, between 104 Street and 102 Street, in front of the Edmonton City Centre “Get Parked” activities included: Yoga, Zumba, Segway test drives, Salsa dancing lessons, Face Painting, Urban Cycle Fit.
In Kingston, the 2nd annual "Princess Street Promenade" on July 30th, 2011, was a great success. The Princess Street Promenade is a street festival intended to make Downtown Kingston's Princess Street a lively, fun, pedestrian-friendly, commercially active location. The festival will promote downtown businesses, community involvement and the sustainability of active transportation such as walking and cycling.