Yonge Street Pilot Project

Yonge Street between Queen and Gerrard in downtown Toronto will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the "Celebrate Yonge" festival from mid-August to mid-September. By expanding the sidewalks and creating outdoor seating areas within the festival area, the pilot project creates more room for pedestrians during the busiest season for Yonge Street and removes under-utilized space for vehicles. Read more about the changes here

In the long term, the Yonge Street Planning Framework launched last year by local ward Counsellor Wong-Tam outlines several recommendations for the area that aim to improve the street's pedestrian environment.

Posted On: August 21, 2012