Toronto Mayor John Tory says more than 50 kilometres of roads will be closed to all but local traffic in an effort to give pedestrians and cyclists more room to move.
He says some of the closures began Thursday and will continue throughout the long weekend in a bid to allow physical distancing while also encouraging people to get active.
The city says it will also be closing portions of major thoroughfares on a trial basis over the weekend.
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Last week, the city shifted its message from staying home to practising physical distancing when outside.
The mayor says vehicle traffic is now at an all-time low due to the stay-at-home rules.
The city is also expediting its bicycle infrastructure in an effort to help commuters who want to avoid public transit during the pandemic.