Open Streets TO
Open Streets TO is a new, landmark urban recreational program coming to Toronto in the summer of 2014.
From 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on August 17 and August 31 2014, Open Streets TO will close more than 5km of Bloor Street and Yonge Street to motorized traffic and open it to cyclists, pedestrians, rollerbladers, joggers and other recreational users. It will provide a continuous, car-free link across neighbourhoods, spaces and communities that will invite residents and visitors to actively explore our city.
The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), proud partner destinations on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor, will present an Open Streets TO "hub" with musical performances from the RCM and activities themed around the ROM's Forbidden City exhibition.
In front of The Royal Conservatory of Music, people walking, biking, rollerblading, and pushing strollers along Bloor St. are welcome to enjoy an outdoor café provided by b espresso starting at 8am and informal musical performances starting at 9:30am. Performances include solo piano, solo guitar, and violin concerts. People are also welcome to play the public piano that will be outside, in The Conservatory's courtyard. Tours of the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning will also be available.