Walk, run or wheel highway 407

Posted on Wednesday June 08, 2016

Town marks opening of Highway 407 with community event

Mayor Mitchell and members of Council invite residents to use the new section of Highway 407 in Whitby – without a motor vehicle. Walk, run, cycle, rollerblade, push scooter – use any form of active transportation to experience the new Highway 407 before it opens.

Event Details

What: During this family-friendly event residents can walk, run or wheel on the 1.5 kilometre section of Highway 407 between Baldwin Street South and Anderson Street. Stop to enjoy the views, take photos and contribute to the sidewalk chalk mural. Children can have their faces painted, participate in a bike obstacle course and other activities. 

When: Saturday, June 18 (rain or shine), 9:00 a.m. to noon

Accessing the event: (see attached map)

Walking, running or wheeling: Residents are encouraged to walk or wheel to the site as parking is limited. Pedestrians and cyclists can access Highway 407 by heading south on Baldwin Street from Roybrook Avenue.

Driving/parking: There is no parking available at the event site or in the Brooklin Towne Centre. Parking is available at:
• Brooklin Memorial Park (access off St. Thomas Street)
• Downtown Brooklin municipal parking lot (3 Vipond Road)
• Brooklin Community Centre and Library (8 Vipond Road)

Pick-up/Drop-off: Roybrook Avenue (beside Brooklin Towne Centre) will serve as a kiss-n-ride location.

Shuttle Busses: Free shuttle busses, including an accessible bus, will take residents to and from the parking sites listed above, the Roybrook Avenue pick-up/drop-off point and Highway 407.

Note: Motorized scooters for persons with accessibility requirements are welcome.

Peter LeBel
Commissioner of Community and Marketing Services
Town of Whitby
Phone: 905.430.4319
Email: lebelp@whitby.ca

Attachments

Highway 407 Event Map Highway 407 Event Map