This petition asks the City of Toronto to recognize TorontoHenge as a cultural event, by:
- marking TorontoHenge dates; and,
- planning to preserve public access to TorontoHenge vistas so they can be enjoyed safely by Toronto visitors and inhabitants for generations to come.
each year, Toronto‘s King Street hosts the spectacular arrangement
of the sun setting through the unobstructed extent of the city‘s
business district and beyond. This petition aims to ensure that these
unmatched TorontoHenge vistas are enjoyed for generations to come. Ask your friends for their support: http://www.torontohenge.ca .
TorontoHenge takes its name from Stonehenge, the ancient megalith acknowledging solstice. Four times per year, our sun, Sol, aligns with the east-west axes of Toronto’s street grid. In these moments, Torontonians witness a remarkable view of Sol rising or falling over the centre of major east-west corridors.
For sunset viewing, one of the best downtown locations is near 383 King Street East, on the south side of King Street, where it wends northward just east of Berkeley Street (43.652359, -79.363667). There, looking westward from the safety of the sidewalk, spectators have an unobstructed vista through the business district along King Street.
celebrated urban “Henges”
include ManhattanHenge, ParisHenge, CalgaryHenge,
and of course, SpongeHenge.
can enjoy the TorontoHenge vista at sunset on these upcoming dates:
- 2019 Oct 26, sunset, 18h17;
- 2020 Feb 19 (approx), sunset;
- 2020 Oct 25 (approx.), sunset;
confirmation, contact the organizer on telephone number +19102474980.
We, the signatories, petition the City of Toronto, and our individual City Councilors,to officially recognize TorontoHenge as a cultural event, and to preserve public access to TorontoHenge vistas within the City.