From August 23rd – 24th one block of Danforth Avenue will be transformed into a street that exemplifies the City of Toronto’s aspiration to get traffic fatalities down to zero. With temporary paint, and simple materials we will show that community can come together to build solutions for safer and more vibrant streets. The street will include expanded pedestrian space, protected bike lanes, parklets, street furniture, and community programming for all ages.
The pop-up street makeover will take place over 2 days on one block from Woodbine Ave to Woodmount Ave. This will be the first pop-up street makeover of its kind in Toronto, bringing internationally renowned tactical urbanists The Better Block Foundation to Canada for the first time.
The project has been planned and organized by 8 80 Cities with the support of community partners Danforth East Community Association, Danforth Mosaic BIA, Earth Day Canada, and Councillor Brad Bradford. The project is funded by a private donor who was motivated to act when 46 people walking or bicycling were killed on Toronto’s streets in 2018.
The goal of this event is to showcase proven design solutions that can save lives of vulnerable road users while also contributing to the overall health, equity, and vibrancy of city streets.