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 and CC the Department of Transportation at Let your representatives know why you love Switch and why Open Streets are important to you!

See you in Dartmouth on June 5th!

Open Street Sundays are back, but still too costly for organizers

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:


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.

2015 Switch: Open Street Sundays in Dartmouth

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 or (902) 494 8494. We would love to have you with us for this very exciting event!


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.


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(@) 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.


One Week Until Switch Dartmouth!

Switch Dartmouth is just over a week away! Once again, we are thrilled with the level of community support for this event. Many community partners, route activators and volunteers have come together to create what we are sure will be a fun and safe day. We have an awesome line-up of events scheduled along the route including face painting, a musical stage, Halifax mobile skate park and St. George’s mini tennis court, just to name a few! As well, Blind Sports Nova Scotia will be providing tandem bike rides. Along Prince Albert Rd. you will find yoga and sports classes. 

Here are just some of the planned activities:

Sunrise Yoga Class

Core Essentials Fitness Classes 

Salsa & Latin Dance Group

Old School Donuts

Clean Nova Scotia Bike Valet

Halifax Smart Trip

Bernie Hart Walking Tours

and many many many others…..

See you on the street,
The Switch Team


Community Partners & Volunteers Needed!

The second Switch Dartmouth of the season is fast approaching us on Sunday August 24th from noon – 4pm. We are currently looking for volunteers and interested community partners to activate the Switch route. Once again the street will be opened up along Portland St and Prince Albert Rd to pedestrians, cyclists, dancers, exercise classes, runners, in-line skaters, as well as physical activity and active transportation of every description!

If you would like to be involved either as a community partner or day-of volunteer, please e-mail us at

See you on the streets August 24th from noon – 4pm!