Toronto's downtown more like a ghost town
- June 22, 2010 4:44 PM |
- By G20 Street Team
By Dean Bradley, CBC contributor
On weekdays, downtown Toronto is usually a mass of cars crammed bumper to bumper along Front Street while bike couriers weave between them. The sidewalks are congested with people rushing to catch their train. This week, however, Front Street feels more like a ghost town.
Road closed signs, large orange and black pylons and locked gates are a common sight inside the security perimeter.
Pedestrians weave their way through the fencing along Front Street.
'It feels like a war zone.' 'This is not my city.' Some of the quotes I heard while walking around downtown.
Knowing when and where to walk has become a real challenge around the downtown.
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