Toronto isn’t New York, anyone can tell you that. But like New York and other big cities, Toronto has an addiction to the automobile. The city has avoided major disasters like the Spadina Expressway and downtown ghettoes, but slow-burning issues like smog and congestion means that the city has to find a way to wean itself off its dependence on cars.
Contested Streets: Breaking New York City’s Gridlock is a film that premiered earlier this year. The film looks at how cities like London, Copenhagen, and Paris have implemented a variety of creative solutions to return streets to people and can work as a model for more auto-dependent cities like New York.
The film is making its Canadian premiere tomorrow night, 7pm at the Bloor as part of the Toronto Public Space Committee’s Streets to Screens Series. $9. A panel discussion will follow.