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WANTED: Help for Open Streets TO

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Open Streets is coming to Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 31!  Stretches of Bloor and Yonge are OPENING up to the public… letting these streets realize their full potential without cars taking over.

But, Open Streets needs help.  Please consider helping them out (more information at this link) with:

Information Aids

  • Answer questions for volunteers and participants at a designated information booth

  • Volunteer check-in & out

  • Handle lost & found

  • Handle lost children & parents

  • Keep records and organize paperwork

  • Liaise with First Aid Responders in emergency situations

Ambassadors 

  • Responsible for oversight of a “hard closed” street

  • Point of contact for participants as they enter the route

  • Assist with set-up & take-down of barricades

  • Ensure unauthorized vehicles do not enter the route

  • Answer questions as necessary

  • Assist “Route Rocket” volunteers with entrance & exit of authorized vehicles

Route Rockets

  • Circulate through a portion of the route for the duration of Open Streets TO

  • Ensure stub streets & intersections are staffed with appropriate number of volunteers

  • Routinely check on “Ambassadors” & “Intersection Monitors”, offering biology breaks, answering questions, etc

  • Advise participants and volunteers of the beginning & end of Open Streets TO

  • Respond to emergency situations via communication with Command Centre

  • Assist with entrance & exit of authorized vehicles

** Requires use of your personal bicycle

Early Risers

  • Assist with route set-up

  • Assist with Activity Hub set-up

  • Assist with operations & logistics set-up

Intersection Monitors 

  • Stop participants & keep them safe while police officers allow traffic to cross Open Streets TO route

  • Provide detour information as necessary

  • Answer questions as necessary

via Cycle Toronto Facebook Page


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