What happens when one of Hamilton's busiest streets goes car-free for one day?

Two kilometres of city street is filled with food vendors, businesses, street performers and booths by local organizations.

Open Streets Hamilton came back to James Street North for another year. The event closed down the downtown street from Burlington to King streets on Sunday, turning it into a shared space for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users, scooter riders and skateboarders.

Sunday's event marks the 8th car-free Sunday in Hamilton since June 2010. Open Streets organizers say the street fair is aimed at promoting active transportation and healthy lifestyles.

Take a photographic walk down James Street North and see what happens when one of the city's busiest streets goes car-free for one day.