They may attract thousands of participants, bring in thousands of dollars and raise awareness about a particular cause, but the majority of Torontonians don’t want marathons, festivals and other large events clogging city streets.
According to the latest poll from Forum Research, 68% support the idea of moving the events “out of the way” and into a city park. That’s up from 55% in 2014.
Motorists (69%) and those who rely on public transit (71%) are most in favor of relocating the events.
However, the head of Forum Research doesn’t believe that means residents don’t support the various causes and events.
“Torontonians support these activities, most of which benefit charity, I’m sure, but they don’t see the need to impede public travel to accommodate them. Furthermore, they are less patient now than two years ago.” – Forum Research President Lorne Bozinoff,