Here’s a message I sent earlier tonight to the Close Gould Street Facebook Group:
- Complete a City of Toronto Survey to Support a CLOSED Gould Street!*****Important: Please Read!******Hello Closed Gould Street Supporters,Please complete a survey being conducted by the City of Toronto for Gould Street. Specifically, the City wants to know how pedestrians are using the Gould Street pedestrian zone: http://bit.ly/mcPsNv
This survey is EXTREMELY important to ensuring Gould Street remains a pedestrian zone. The one-year pilot project is almost over and we need a strong response from the community to convince the City of Toronto and Mayor Rob Ford that this street should be for people, not cars.
I’m sure like me, you’ve had a chance to witness the transformation of Gould Street. Where there was once illegally parked cars, cramped sidewalks and students worried about being run over by cars, we now have outdoor patio furniture, new shrubs and space for concerts and student activities. Ryerson has moved into the 21st century and the closure of Gould Street puts us in the same group as other world-class, urban post-secondary institutions.
As you may know, the closing of Gould Street was supported by all of the key stakeholders: students, alumni, staff, faculty, Ryerson University, the Ryerson Students’ Union, local residents, the past and current Councillors for Ward 27, the past and current MPP and the MP.
In addition to completing the survey, please email Ryerson’s City Councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam at email@example.com to show your support!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to get involved in the campaign please contact the Ryerson Students’ Union at 416.979.5255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Close Gould Street Campaign’s twitter account is: @CloseGouldSt
All the best, Chris Drew
PS Please share this with your fellow Ryerson students, friends, fellow alumni or anyone you know who cares about public space for pedestrians!