Pedestrians can now experience Toronto’s downtown Yonge Street in a new way. Celebrate Yonge is a community-based event that has expanded public space on the stretch of street between Queen and Gerrard.

The celebration offers people the opportunity to stop and enjoy the iconic downtown road with art installations, extended restaurant patio space, and different event programming taking place on the weekends.

"During the summer, we have an average of 70% pedestrians to 30% vehicles in the area, so clearly, there’s a huge pedestrian population out on the street and we want to provide them with a street level experience," said Abigail Gamble, the communications manager for the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area.

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