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Rambling the length of Queen Street

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In anticipation of the Walk 21 conference on all things pedestrian, Spacing organized the Great Queen Street Psychogeographic Walk. We began at the Queen, King and Roncesvalles intersection and ended on the green and sunny lawn of the R.C. Harris Filtration Plant in the Beach some three hours and 45 minutes later.

Any street in Toronto would have worked, but Queen starts and ends definitively. Most of us have experienced many of the neighbourhoods that Queen passes through separately, but when walked all at once the city is suddenly stitched together, no longer a collection of separate places.

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