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08/17/2014 03:47 EDT | Updated 10/17/2014 05:59 EDT

Open Streets TO puts people, not cars, on downtown roads

Organizers are pleased with how things turned out Sunday morning, when parts of Bloor and Yonge were closed to traffic, so that people could take a stroll down those busy downtown streets.

The initiative saw Bloor Street shut down to regular traffic between Spadina Avenue and Parliament Street, along with Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen streets, for four hours on Sunday.

"There's lots and lots of people out, people of all ages — kids, families, everybody out just enjoying the street,” said Emily Munroe, the co-chair of Open Streets TO, in a telephone interview with CBC News.

"A lot of people walking, a lot of people biking, running, roller-skating, all sorts of things. We're really, really happy with how it's gone."

The same event will take place two Sundays from now, on Aug. 31, also from 8 a.m. to noon.

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