The ActiveTO program was developed by Toronto Public Health and Transportation Services to provide more space for people to be physically active and improve physical distancing as part of the City’s restart and recovery in the wake of COVID-19.
#ActiveTO Initiatives include quiet streets, closing major roads for active transportation, and expanding the cycling network.
All ActiveTO initiatives have been created to be adaptable, flexible and temporary.
For all locations, this link (https://www.toronto.ca/) provides a map of the ever-expanding network of #ActiveTO, Quiet Streets and #CafeTO
Quiet Streets are shared space to allow residents to maintain physical distancing, while getting around on neighbourhood streets.
Signage and temporary barricades are placed at intersections to encourage slow, local vehicle access only so the roadway can be a shared space that welcomes people who walk, run or bike as an alternative to riding transit.
Quiet Street locations have been prioritized based on several factors including population density, equity and access, access to greenspace, nearby attractions, traffic volumes and other considerations.
CaféTO will ensure that accessibility and safety are not compromised while making it easier for many restaurant and bar owners to open patios, expand them and access additional space for physical distancing, in accordance with public health guidelines.