Last updated: November 2, 2020 at 9:35 a.m.

From May to October 2020, Quiet Streets designated shared space to enable people to maintain physical distancing while walking, running, using wheelchairs and biking. On these streets, signs and temporary barricades opened space on the street by encouraging slow, local vehicle access only.

The Quiet Streets program has concluded for the 2020 season. Signs and barricades were designed to be temporary, and cannot be sustained through the winter season.

The impact of Quiet Streets on how streets were used and experienced is being evaluated based on: feedback collected through the Quiet Street Survey; correspondence through the ActiveTO inbox (directly, through Ward Offices, and through 311); and traffic count data, where possible.

A report is being prepared to share lessons learned from ActiveTO, including the Quiet Streets, and other COVID-19 response programs on Toronto’s streets including CaféTO. The report will discuss options for reintroducing these programs, with modifications, in the future. The report is expected to come before City Council in January 2021.