Thank You Dartmouth!

After yesterday, all we can say is… THANK YOU!

Thank you to our partners Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission for all of the hard work and energy you put into Switch every year! We appreciate everything you do to make Switch Dartmouth great!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors The CoastHalifax Water, Halifax Harbour Bridges, and Bike Week Halifax for all your support, without which, Switch would not be possible!

Thank you to Halifax Regional Police for keeping attendees safe and really getting into the spirit of Switch!

Thank you to all of the businesses, community organizations, food vendors, and performers who helped us to make Portland Street and Prince Albert Road THE place to be on Sunday!

Thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to make sure that everything ran smoothly and everyone had fun!

And finally, thank you Dartmouth for showing Switch so much love and making this year’s Switch Dartmouth the best one yet! We are so grateful that we get to put Switch on every year for such an awesome community! We are already looking forward to next year’s event!

– Love, The Switch team

And a big thanks to Chris and Ben at A Million Moving Parts for the video!

Help Support Open Streets!

If you love Switch as much as we do, you can help by expressing your support for Andrew Younger’s Traffic Control Persons Bill. Enabling well-trained volunteers to assist with street closures means lower operating costs for events like Switch. If street closures are more affordable, Open Street Sundays can happen more frequently.

Email Andrew Younger at info@andrewyounger.ca and CC the Department of Transportation at tirmin@novascotia.ca. Let your representatives know why you love Switch and why Open Streets are important to you!

See you in Dartmouth on June 5th!

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Switch Open Street Sundays is back in Dartmouth on June 5th!

Switch Dartmouth’s fifth Open Street Sunday is planned for this upcoming summer!  On June 5th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 2kms. of Dartmouth roads will be transformed into a multi-faceted event space that promotes the use of public streets for recreation, active transportation, and leisure-time activities. More information on the variety of activities offered will be announced in the coming weeks. The Planning and Design Centre, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, and HRM Bike Week are working together to make this year’s event the most successful Switch yet.

Switch is a collaborative event, so if you are interested in volunteering or if you’re a community organization interested in getting involved, please get in touch with us!

Please contact us at: switchopenstreetsundays@gmail.com.

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Switch Hfx Sept 20th 12pm – 4pm

Switch Hfx will be happening along Agricola Street from Young st to Cunard on Sunday September 20th 12pm – 4pm. There is an amazing collection of local community groups, businesses and volunteers coming together to activate the route and we hope that you will join us! Check back here or our facebook page for a detailed route map coming soon!

This Switch Open Street Sunday could not have been possible without support from the North End Business Association, the Coast, the Evergreen Foundation, We Are Cities, Planning & Design Centre, Montreal Urban Ecology Centre and of course our dedicated group of volunteers!

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Switch Dartmouth Route + Activity Info!

Switch: Open Street Sundays in Dartmouth is coming up this Sunday June 7th!

Here is the Route Map with information about Activities and Participant locations along the route.

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2015 Switch: Open Street Sundays in Dartmouth

Swing on by Portland Street and Prince Albert Road, where the streets will be closed to car traffic and opened up for walkers, rollers, cyclists, dancers, and more!

Check out the amazing collection of things happening along the route. Come early to catch some great outdoor music at Sullivan’s Pond, grab a lemonade after checking out some skateboarding at Lake Banook, then stroll all the way down to the Dartmouth Makers Pop-up Street Market on Portland later on!

Switch: Open Street Sundays is coming to Dartmouth!

The Planning & Design Centre is excited to announce that Switch: Open Street Sundays is returning to Dartmouth! On Sunday, June 7th from 12p.m. – 4p.m., join us on Portland Street and Prince Albert Road, where the streets will be closed to car traffic and opened up for walkers, rollers, cyclists, dancers, and more!

Local businesses and organizations like Dartmouth Makers, Oldschool Donuts, Halifax Art Bikers, Dartmouth Sportsplex, and Walk Halifax will be there to help us activate the route. If have any ideas for contributing to the success of Switch or if you interested in facilitating an activity, setting up a booth or table, or being a vendor along the route, please contact us at switchopenstreetsundays@gmail.com or (902) 494 8494. We would love to have you with us for this very exciting event!

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Switch Halifax September 21st Schedule

The Planning and Design Centre is excited for the final Switch Open Street Sunday of 2014. This Sunday September 21st from 12-4 Agricola will be transformed into a paved parkway with all sorts of music, entertainment, and activities on the street and at the Hydrostone. Below is a Schedule of programming and performances for Sunday . See you on the street Halifax. It is free to participate. We will have four main areas of programming and activity for Switch Halifax and two key info areas at both ends of the route.

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Switch Halifax September 21

The Planning & Design Centre (PDC) is gearing up for year 3 of Switch Open Street Sundays on September 21st from 12-4. Due to construction on North Park the route will be slightly different this year (see map below) running on Agricola Street from Cunard to Young.

The Switch team is excited to be back on the Halifax side and is already well underway in its efforts terms to attract community partners and local businesses to activate the route. If you would like to volunteer for Switch on September 21st please sign up here or if you would like to sign-up your group or organization to have a booth or run an activity email us at Switchopenstreetsundays(@) gmail.com or call 494.8494. Please respond by September 12 to be included in our promotions. If you have an idea reach out and help make this Switch Halifax a success. See you on the streets.

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