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[edit] Ontario

[edit] Hamilton

Title: Car Free Day 2009 (Presented by Smart Commute Hamilton)

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 7am - 9am and 12pm - 1pm

Location: Gore Park, Bayfront Park

Events planned so far:

7am - 9am: Bike to Work Day (Receptions at Gore Park, McMaster University and Mohawk College)

12pm - 1 pm: Car Free Walk (from Gore Park to Bayfront Park)

All Day: Free HSR Transit for those with a Smart Commute Wristband (available for free)

Organizer: Smart Commute Hamilton

Contact name: Peter Topalovic

Contact e-mail:

Web address:

[edit] Mississauga

Title: Smart Commute Week

Date: September 21 - 25

Organizer: Streets are for People!

Contact name: Smart Commute Mississauga


[edit] Toronto

Title: 8th Annual Streets are for People! Carfree Day Party

Date: Sunday, September 20, from noon to 5pm

Location: Parking Meter Parties on Queen Street west from Bathurst to Dufferin

Events planned so far:Pay the meter, park your vehicle (bike, trike, skate-board) and throw a party. Games, crafts, musical chairs plus pedal-powered performances by Mr. Something Something, Michael Louis Johnson, and many more.

Organizer: Streets are for People!

Contact name:

Contact e-mail:

Web address: [1]

Title: 5th Annual World Carfree Day Parade

Date: Tuesday September 22

Location: Meet at 5pm south gates of Trinity Bellwoods park.

Events planned so far:Join over 100,000 million people in more than 1500 cities worldwide to celebrate a move away from car culture.

Organizer: Streets are for People!

Contact name:

Contact e-mail:

Web address: [2]

[edit] Quebec

[edit] Montreal

Title: CarFree Day at RWA

Date: 2008-09-22 at 17:30

Location: All over Montreal

Organizer:Royal West Academy

Activities planned so far:This is a completely student-led initiative, planned and organized by Justin Beaveridge, a grade 11 student. Over 100 students, as well as many teachers have signed up to bike to school together. Participants will be biking in from Ahuntsic, Baie D'Urfé, Īle Bizard and everywhere in between. All bikers will assemble at a park across the street from our school at 7:55 A.M. on the corner of Westminister and Ainslie in Montreal West. We will then complete a symbolic lap around the school and end up in the front field where there will be a picture opportunity.

Contact name: Justin Beaveridge

Contact e-mail:

Web address: [3]

Title: In town without my car

Date: Tuesday September 22 2009

Location: Downtown Montreal

Organizer: Vélo Québec

Activities planned so far: On Tuesday September 22 2009, Montréal will celebrate the seventh edition of In town, without my car! day and part of downtown will be closed to car traffic. Everybody is invited to take part in the many activities to be held during this day that is dedicated to active and public transportation, health and the environment.

Contact name:

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Web address: [4]

[edit] Manitoba

[edit] Winnipeg

Title: Car Free Day 2009

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 12-4pm

Location: Albert Street

Events planned so far: Albert Street will be closed to car traffic from 12-4pm for Car Free Day celebrations. Activities will include a live square-dance caller, a pick-up game of street hockey, displays, games, giant chess, refreshments and more!

Organizer: Green Action Centre, Natural Cycle and community supporters.

Contact name: Stephanie Fulford

Contact e-mail:

Web address:

[edit] British Columbia

[edit] Prince Edward Island

[edit] Saskatchewan

[edit] Alberta

[edit] Banff

Title of the event: World Car Free Day

Date: September 22

Location: The Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St

Events planned so far: 7 - 9am: Walk, bike, rollerblade or skateboard to the Wild Flour Bakery, 211 Bear St, & sign the car-free pledge to receive a free small organic coffee.

11am - 2pm: Alternative transport booths in the Bison Courtyard on Bear St.

6pm: Free screening of The End of Suburbia at the Wild Flour Bakery.

Tuesday - Friday: Sign the car-free pledge at Banff stores to win great prizes!

Friday 25th Sept 5.30pm: Community bike ride departs from the Bison Courtyard, followed by the prize draw & live music at the Wild Flour Bakery.

Organizer: Josephine Howitt

Contact name: Josephine Howitt


Web address: [5]

[edit] Newfoundland and Labrador

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