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The Walking Strategy includes visionary policy, infrastructure and programming to create a rich culture of walking in Toronto.
Toronto Walking Survey
The City of Toronto organised a telephone survey to learn more about the culture of walking in Toronto. Final results from this survey were released in March 2008.
Toronto Official Plan
The vision of Toronto’s Official Plan is to create “an attractive and safe city that evokes pride, passion and a sense of belonging - a city where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy a good quality of life.” Creating a walkable city is an important component of the Official Plan vision.
Sustainable Transportation Initiatives: Short-term Proposals
In October 2007, City Council adopted the staff report, “Sustainable Transportation Initiatives: Short-term Proposals” with amendments. The report contains several proposals for short term initiatives to improve sustainable transportation in Toronto including pedestrian-focused initiatives. For more information, please view:
Air Pollution Burden of Illness from Traffic in Toronto
Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, released a report stating that traffic related air pollution contributes to about 440 premature deaths and 1,700 hospitalizations per year in Toronto.
Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action Plan
This bold plan will see the City of Toronto and its residents, businesses and communities take action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, clean the air and create a sustainable energy future.
Environmental Health Reports
Toronto Public Health reports and research on environmental health issues.