Downtown cores are absolute nightmares to drive around. The congestion on overly crowded streets is very difficult to manoeuvre down so the logical alternative when everything is walking distance is to walk everywhere. But with the increase in distracted driving it is now more dangerous to walk or bicycle than it is to drive. They tell you to walk to reduce smog but now walking is more dangerous to your health than driving! You can’t win!
For more info on the dangers of walking in Toronto click here.