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Toronto Smog Hike

See pictures from the 2007 Smog hike here!

Today we walked from the lake all the way to Finch Avenue!
We put up 1,150 messages. We're continuing Monday
morning to put up the remaining 550.
click here for a great news clip from today's hike!


Yonge street. Starting at the bottom,
walking north for 1700 lamp posts.

1700 people die every year from smog related illnesses in Toronto.
Help us put a face to this number!

Sunday September 23rd 2007

Toronto Environmental Alliance
David Suzuki Foundation

the Toronto Smog Hike!

Help us illustrate the number 1700. Join us for a fun walk
to raise awareness about the toll of smog in Toronto.

We'll be attaching 1700 posters with individual
messages from Torontonians about smog.
Each lamp post will represent one annual death.
Join us for a couple of blocks, or a couple of days!

1700 posters •
1700 messages • 1700 lamp posts • 1 long hike



1) Morning exhibit of all 1700 posters. Sunday September 23, 10am to noon. At the Harbour Square Park (foot of Bay Street, beside the Ferry Terminal). TTC - The Harbourfront LRT drops you right at the park! Get off at Ferry Docks stop.

2) The Smog Hike! Join us for a few blocks or a few days! We leave at noon on Sunday, and we'll keep hiking until we've postered 1700 lamp posts. Could take awhile....
LOOKING FOR THE HIKE? Send a txt msg that says "wair r u?"to 416-88-WATER anytime on Sunday or Monday.

Send your silhouette choice (#1 thru 8) and a short sentence to: [email protected]

Are you coming to the hike? You can join our Facebook event page.

Two great events on one day! The Toronto Smog Hike and "Bells on Bloor" are working together to promote both events and coordinate our schedules. If you want to attend both events, you can come down to the smog posters exhibit at 10am, then head up to the bike parade for noon, and then meet up with the Smog Hike around 1pm. To find the hike send a txt message that says "WAIR R U" to 416-889-2837. We'll send you our exact location on Yonge Street!