Lionel Ritchie has been dancing in the streets (and occasionally on the ceiling) since 1983. I want to dance in the streets too! And maybe try pilates in the park, or yoga in a parkette, and hula hoop down the street!
Hey, do you know why did the hula-hooper crossed the road? . . . trick question. She didn't cross the road at all. She hung out and hula hooped right in the middle of it!
WHAT IS OPEN STREETS TORONTO?
Open Streets is an initiative to open Toronto's streets on two Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm this summer, getting the GTA outside, physically active, and socially connected. Walk, bike, skate, unicycle . . . anything goes as long as it's human-powered. Stop, shop and brunch along the way and support local businesses. Participate in all kinds of activities located at various hubs along the route. By the way, if you're unfamiliar with slacklining, you MUST check out this kid slacklining like a boss at an Open Streets event. CHECK IT OUT HERE. (FYI I'd be tangled and unconscious in a matter of seconds.)
WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
Open Streets TO is opening 5kms of city streets to people, connecting the west end of the city to the east end, while participants take part in fun and active recreation. This is a "soft close," meaning cars will be able to pass through the route safely at several designated points.
WHAT MAKES THIS MORE THAN A "STREET PARTY"?
Picture yourself smack dab in the middle of Yonge Street. You on your bike, the kids are on their scooters. There are no cars, just people. Lots of people—free to explore the city in a fun and ACTIVE way. This is #OpenStreetsTO. It's uniquely awesome.
Enjoy the last Sunday of summer before school starts (yes, I'm sobbing a little) by exploring Toronto's most iconic streets at ground level. Mingle with the community, get active, and have fun! Watch this video or visit openstreets.org to learn more. Party on Toronto!
Here are some more family fun activities that don't require an iPad or earbuds: