A pedestrian zone featuring decorative planters, expanded space for patios and a wider-than-usual walking area will be in place on the east side of John Street between Queen Street and Adelaide Street from May 4 to October 19.
Operated by the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area (BIA), the John Street pedestrian zone is in its second year.
"The creation of this pedestrian area will help to safely support activity in a high pedestrian area during the busy summer months," said Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina). "This will result in a more attractive and enhanced public space in this neighbourhood for everyone to enjoy."
The pedestrian zone will add up to four metres of pedestrian space along John Street within the roadway. The zone will be able to accommodate pedestrians with accessibility devices such as wheelchairs, and will provide access to patio areas from defined access points.
This news release is also available on the City's website: http://bit.ly/1Q7SjB1
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