There are now 65 kilometres of “Quiet Streets” along 32 neighbourhood routes across Toronto.
These streets are a shared space that allows for residents to maintain a physical distance within their community while also opening up space for people to walk, run, use wheelchairs, and bike.
Signage and temporary barricades have been put into place to encourage slow and local vehicle access. Any other traffic should avoid using the streets and plan a different route.
Mayor John Tory said the Quiet Streets program has provided an enormous amount of space for people to respect physical distancing and help us stop virus spread.
“The ActiveTO programs are being installed in record time and the feedback I’ve heard from many people who are using the spaces has been tremendously positive. Staff will continue to work to address any issues and improve these installations,” he said.
Those who normally park their car on a designated Quiet Street will still be able to do so, as normal.
Emergency vehicle access will still be maintained at all times.
According to the City of Toronto, nearby TTC routes should not be impacted.
The locations of Quiet Streets were prioritized based on the following factors: population density, equity and access, access to greenspace, nearby attractions, traffic volumes, and other considerations.
Here is a map of all of the Quiet Streets in Toronto: