About 8-80 cities

Who We Are

8-80 Cities is a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada. We are dedicated to contributing to the transformation of cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit and visit vibrant parks and public places. Our approach is to engage people and communities across multiple sectors to inspire the creation of cities that are easily accessible, safe and enjoyable for all. We achieve our mission through grant projects, advocacy work and our innovative services.


Parks and public spaces, Sustainable and healthy mobility, People friendly public realm, Open Streets Programs



Our Philosophy

8-80 Cities is based on a simple philosophy:

If you create a city that’s good for an 8 year old and good for an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for everyone. This is an 8-80 City.


What are the elements of an 8-80 City?

  • 8-80 Cities are communities built for people. They reflect social equality in the public realm and promote sustainable happiness.
  • They nurture our need to be physically active by providing safe, accessible and enjoyable places for everyone walk, bike and be active as part of our daily routine.
  • They recognize that people are social creatures and prioritize human interaction by fostering vibrant streets and great public places where people can rest, relax and play.
  • 8-80 Cities encourage sustainable and healthy lifestyles for everyone regardless of age, gender, ability, ethnicity or economic background.

For more information click here: The 8-80 cities people make places brochure

Contact Us

192 Spadina Ave., Suite 510
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2
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1 (416) 591 – 7404

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