The Yonge Business Improvement Area is proposing that the city close two lanes of traffic for a month-long Celebrate Yonge street festival from August 7 to September 16. The BIA notes the benefits of wide sidewalks to other neighbourhoods, and the strain placed on Yonge's sidewalks. The Toronto Star wrote about the proposal earlier this month.
Earlier this spring, TCAT released "Complete Streets by Design". Recognizing this traffic situation on Yonge St., the report includes an example of how Yonge could look and feel if redesigned as a complete street permanently.