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This past Sunday, Toronto witnessed the annual “No Pants Subway Ride,”which began at Downsview station at 4 pm. The project was created by ImprovEverywhere with the purpose of “promoting silliness” and causing “scenes of chaos and joy in public spaces.”

The event is held in over 50 cities across the globe. This year in Toronto about 200 people participated.

The task is simple. Board the train and whip off your pants. That’s right. Ride the subway in your underwear. Easier said than done. However, in a large crowd the idea becomes less daunting.


“No Pants Subway Ride” poses interesting questions concerning what constitutes appropriate attire. How far can we stretch the boundaries in public spaces? However, the ultimate message of the ride remains having fun and letting loose.

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