Rob Ford's head must be exploding. Here it is, Sunday morning at eight o'clock, when people should be in bed nursing their hangovers or driving home from the booze can down the wide empty streets, which is the way streets should be on a Sunday morning in Toronto, and is the way the streets always have been. Really, close them down for....yoga? Rob told the Sun:
“I’ve never been in favour of Open (Streets) Toronto,” Ford said shortly after he met with city staff about the event. “We have parks for people to walk, for exercise, to do yoga. You don’t have to close down a major street to walk, do yoga — that’s for parks.
People traffic replaces car traffic, and the streets become “paved parks” where people of all ages, abilities,and social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds can come out and improve their health.
Everybody seems to be having a good time. Even Holts, clothier to the 1%, dives in and gets occupied.
Daniel Libeskind's crystal looks good for a change, in the background of people dancing in the streets.
That's Snøhetta's new building at Ryerson University on the left.
A lot of people are against the idea of closing down streets just so that people can have fun. I doubt they are the same ones who complain when the Indy race closes off major traffic routes. So far as I can tell, this didn't inconvenience too many people (It is Sunday morning, and all the major cross streets were open) And it made a lot of people happy. They should do this every year, everywhere.