New Colourful Crosswalk in Town of Minto

You can’t miss the Town of Minto’s new rainbow crosswalk in downtown Harriston. 

In 2022, the Town invested $122,000 from the Canada Community-Building Fund in to pedestrian crossovers at the intersection of Elora Street South and Young Street. Additionally, the Town reconstructed about 200 metres of sidewalks along Young Street East, Queen Street East and Geddes Street West. 

The new crosswalk and sidewalks make it safer to walk along and cross busy streets in the downtown, and make the community more walkable for some 8,600 residents. The crosswalk is also highly visible to drivers.  

The Town partnered with the Minto Pride Committee for the project. The crosswalk represents people in both the LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit) and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) communities. The crosswalk includes stripes in black, brown, magenta, light blue, red, orange, yellow, green, dark blue and purple. 

The Town had received requests from the community in April 2021 to install an additional crosswalk in this location. While being a safe place to cross the street, the new crosswalk is also a symbol of inclusion and acceptance within the community. 

New rainbow crosswalk in the Town of Minto.


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