Saturday, January 9, 2010

No Pants Subway Ride 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Queens Park - Giant Horseman Statue.


Everyone is invited to participate in Toronto’s 3rd Annual No Pants! Subway Ride. The event will take place at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 10. Everything you need to know is below. Please read it carefully!

Last years No Pants Subway Ride:

Requirments For Participation:

1) Willing to take pants off on subway
2) Able to keep a straight face about it


When: Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 PM, Sharp! (Over by around 6:00)
Where: Meet at the giant horseman statue in the middle of Queens Park. To subway there, walk directly south from Museum Station.
Bring: A backpack and a metropass/tokens
Do not bring: A camera (don’t worry we are taking pictures)
Wear: Normal winter clothes (hat, gloves, etc)

How it works:

We will assemble in Queens Park at the horseman statue at 3 PM. Please be on time. Feel free to be early.

When we’re organized, we will all head up to the Museum Station. Do not talk to others once you enter the subway system. No one knows each other. We will wait for a train to arrive going south and all board our assigned cars (follow your team leader). We may let one train go before entering to make sure everyone is ready.

Sit in the car as you normally would. Read a magazine or whatever you would normally do. Your team leader will have already divided you into smaller groups, assigning your group a specific stop where you will depants.

As soon as the doors shut at the stop before yours, stand up and take your pants off and put them in your backpack. If you’d like to use a briefcase, purse, grocery bag, or whatever instead of a backpack that’s fine too. You are responsible for your own pants and they should be with you at all times. If anyone asks you why you’ve removed your pants, tell them that they were “getting uncomfortable” (or something along those lines.)

Exit the train at your assigned stop and stand on the platform, pantless. You will wait on the platform for the next train to arrive going in the exact same direction. Stay in the exact same place on the platform so you enter the next train in the same car as you exited the last train.

When you enter , act as you normally would. You do not know any of the other pantless riders. If questioned, tell folks that you forgot to wear pants and yes you are a little cold. Insist that it is a coincidence that others also forgot their pants. Be nice and friendly and normal.

We will exit the train at Eglinton Station. Pay attention so you don’t miss this stop. We will then repeat the mission back down around the loop. Feel free to take off, if on our way back we come to your stop.

You can wear fun underwear if you like, but nothing that screams out I wore this because I’m doing a silly stunt. Wear two pairs of underwear if it makes you feel more comfortable. Don’t wear a thong or anything else that might offend people. Our aim is to make people laugh, not piss them off.

This is always a great event, with tons of laughs. We know this may seem a bit weird, but, we promise if you give it a try you will enjoy yourself.

This event is being run by Improv In Toronto. To learn more about us, and see some of our past missions please visit:

Help us out, tell your friends about the event? Invite others, so that we can make this huge!

+ if you would like to get more involved as leader, photographer, or videographer please send an email to


Elegant Homes in West Toronto said...

I love events like this in Toronto;
They build awareness, pride for our city, free publicity, good clean fun!

I hope you participate. I wish we had more; we also need a few of those flash mob dancers that appear in airports and Union Station.

David Pylyp
Living in Toronto

fiveallmine said...

This event sound hilarious, I can't believe that I have never heard of it. I wish that I was brave enough to participate, but to be honest, I am so cold all the time that I wear a scarf around my own home! Have fun!

Elegant Homes in West Toronto said...

Doesn't everyone in Toronto wish they could arrive to and from work in their housecoat just once a year?

David Pylyp
Living in Toronto