There’s a good ol’ road hockey game along King Street right now.
A group associated with King Street’s Kit Kat Italian Bar is currently playing hockey in front of the restaurant, located at 297 King St W.
Vivian, a waitress at Kit Kat, told Daily Hive they are demonstrating that they support the King Street Pilot, but want to show that the street is so slow they can now host a game of hockey.
“If John Tory wants to bring entertainment to King Street, why not bring a game of hockey,” she said.
Kit Kat is offering free lunch to people who show their Metro Pass today. They also said other restaurants will be giving out free food.
The game is expected to last until to 2 pm.
While the King Street Pilot is working in terms of improving transit, businesses may not have been thriving as much.
In December, a month into the Pilot Project, the City of Toronto began giving out a parking discount for the pilot area. And just this month, to further help the downtown business community, Mayor John Tory said the city will be introducing warming stations, ice sculptures, fire performers, and art installations along the street.
At the time, he didn’t introduce road hockey, but these guys don’t care.