Posted on August 17, 2014


Most of the time I drive everywhere in Toronto.  But today I had an itch to just power up my legs and do the walk.  Today Bloor and Yonge Sts were closed off for Open Streets Toronto (Bloor from Spadina to Parliament and Yonge from Bloor to Queen) and I just had to take part in this unique opportunity to be right smack in between on foot on the two main arteries of downtown Toronto.

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It was the most liberating thing to be able to walk Yonge St without fear of traffic lights.  I was walking a straight line right at the centre divide between the two directions.  LOL.  Along the way, I had other pedestrians whizzed by me, on their feet, on their roller blades, strollers or bikes.  It was definitely the most leisurely pace I ever walked on Yonge.

When I got to Yonge and Dundas, each step was rewarded with a Mexican themed show and street eats.  I helped myself with sweet corn with crema and queso fresco from Los Calibris and it was enough to pacify me for lunch.  Now as I think back, I should have ordered two.  LOL.  I bit the ear to the last kernel. I have to find their restaurant in King St. W.  :)

Even after the traffic was back on the streets by 1pm, I still kept walking all over downtown.  Been to Queen St West and Strachan, walking back towards the east, I swung by Spadina and later continued eastward through King.  Since my feet was screaming at me I finally let up the moment I came to University and got off my feet by sitting in a coffee shop blogging about the day.  I can still feel my feet throbbing and I wish I can take off my shoes but well, that has to wait for later.  It was such a perfect day for walking.  I just love Toronto! :)

P.S. If you missed it today but want to try it out, go to downtown Toronto August 31 and try it out!

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