Due to gaping holes in St. George St. (Street George Saint, as the kids say) Street Beat has been denied a permit to hold a street festival on the University’s campus on September 22nd.
The fledgling street festival, a self-described “car free celebration”, was created to address Toronto’s failure to hold a meaningful Car Free Day in 2005. St. George Street was seen as a model pedestrian street with an abundance of food vendors, seating, green spaces, jaywalking, and a mix of people at different times of day.
An apologetic note on the Street Beat website says,
To all our summer friends: we’re really sorry, we couldn’t quite make it for September; it was just taking too much out of us. Now that our group is all together again, we’re charged up and ready to go for April! On St. George again! To all our new friends: Yes, April. The air might be chilly, but you (and we) will have car-free culture to warm our hearts, and a party to warm ourselves.
All of our love, Street Beat