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StreetPLAY Pilot Project Evaluation

Image Courtesy of Earth Day Canada

The StreetPLAY Pilot Project was implemented by Earth Day Canada, a non-profit organization based in Toronto to introduce street play programming onto residential streets in Toronto. Through collaborative efforts with the City of Toronto, Earth Day Canada temporarily closed seven street sections in one of the inner-urban neighbourhoods, namely the Seaton Village, to allow children’s outdoor play on these streets. This project will evaluate the StreetPLAY pilot project to assess the feasibility and impact of this programming in enabling outdoor play, and the feasibility of replicating similar programming to bring play back to neighbourhood streets. The research also aimed to understand the challenges in implementing a street play intervention in Toronto.