2007. Toronto, Canada
8th Annual International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities
'putting pedestrians first' was the title of the 8th Walk21 Conference in Toronto, from October 1st to 4th, 2007.
The conference included not only a rich selection of papers and inspiring speakers, pre-conference workshops and a diversity of walkshops, but also for the first time, a forum exclusively for young people, a World Record Walk and the Walkability Roadshow. October was declared Walking Month for the City of Toronto, media coverage was extensive and pro-pedestrian initiatives were announced by Council during the event. Attendees enjoyed some unique buildings and the opportunity to experience Toronto streets as they walked between venues.
The Walkabilitly Roadshow took the conference beyond 3 days and out of Toronto, to smaller communities around Ontario and Nova Scotia, making a real link to rural and regional centres for the first time. A full report about the Roadshow will soon be available for download from this website.