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No Pants 2010 Reports

January 10th, 2010


Toronto’s 3rd Annual No Pants Subway Ride was a huge success today. With approximately 350 participants, and more than a full train of pantless riders, it was our biggest no pants event yet. The temperature was a breezy -6 Celcius, cold but bearable.

If you were there, comment below with any experiences you may have had! We love hearing individual stories about the ride. From your own experiences, to conversations you may have overhead. We’re also looking for any links to pictures, video, or news stories about the event!

A mission report with all the best pictures, and a fantastic video will be up hopefully within a week, so keep checking back!

Thanks to everyone who came out, and we hope to see you again soon! If you are new to Improv in Toronto, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on all future missions. You can also help us out and subscribe to our youtube channel!

Completed Missions

  1. Team 6 leader
    January 10th, 2010 at 20:47 | #1

    Quotes from the day:

    “Not to be intrusive, but do you two wanna be the cute couple holding hands with your pants off?”
    “Wanna relive this day at my place?”
    “You know who wears pants? Communists!”
    “Hitler wore pants!”
    “You mean this isn’t a dream?!”
    “So THAT’S where I put my pants!” (After this, an only lady turned and looked at me with a surprised look.)
    “Pantsless breakdancing. Now.”
    “Hey. Are you here to take off your pants?”
    “For too long have we been oppressed by pants! Finally, our day of reckoning has arrived! Our day…of REVOLUTION!”
    “Come on, don’t make us feel weird.” (Said to a random guy who walked into the burrito place.)

  2. Sarah (train 1)
    January 10th, 2010 at 20:56 | #2

    So much fun! I know my christmas, naughty or nice undies got a few reactions haha.

    At the very beginning a group of about 3 people seemed close to pressing the yellow emergency button, but they soon calmed down.
    On the way back down a group of teens (not from toronto) were really confused about what was going on. They wanted in on the action and I think one of them dropped his pants for a few seconds. They kept begging for an explanation so finally I told them it was Pants Free Toronto day, and that yes, they could take their pants off at the mall. Also told them there’s monthly events and that Feb 17th is No Shirt Toronto day, I wonder if they’ll make the trip back in! haha

    The no pants burritos afterwards were great too! I had a great time. Thanks everyone!

  3. Maxine (train3)
    January 10th, 2010 at 21:07 | #3

    I had a good time just siting and kniting. The ride both felt longer than normal but went by fast. I am greatly interested and happy how when everyone was ariving at Queens Park they were all off along in there groups but by the time we got to elgention everyone was atomatic friends with everyone else… I found that neat.
    For the longest time no one would sit beside me. The train started to get busy, I even moved my bag so for a lady but she didn’t want it. And then the person who was eventually there was clearly bothered and thought us crazy…
    Thanks for a simple but fun day!!

  4. Naomi
    January 10th, 2010 at 21:23 | #4

    That was awesome! We got yelled at by some guy when my friend was asked why she wasn’t wearing pants, she said she forgot them in the dryer, and the guy went apeshit on her “don’t fucking lie to me! why the fuck are you not wearing pants??”

  5. January 10th, 2010 at 21:36 | #5

    the best pictures I’ve seen so far http://twitpic.com/photos/shopsterium makes my pictures pale in comparison http://twitpic.com/photos/jamesdsharp

  6. Harrison (train 3)
    January 10th, 2010 at 21:48 | #6

    Ahh, that was a ton of fun. I felt sort of odd being one of the few guys in a suit but I definitely got some people’s attention. The Fox and the Fiddle not serving us was lame though.

    Two girls beckoned me over for a picture near the end of the ride, that was fun, but then they started talking about Twilight. I was sad. :(

  7. January 10th, 2010 at 21:48 | #7

    Do you know how hard it was for me to keep myself from laughing?

    I think we should all write a letter to the Fox and Fiddle for their discrimination of pantless people, it is the religious belief of some people to not wear pants.

    This was the first no pants subway dance. I think IIT did the no hugs campaign that I went, maybe another group.

    Anyways, I will post links to video and photos here by tuesday.

    I almost got a 60-80 year old woman to join in. It is everyone’s right to go pantless, pantless people should not age-discriminate.

    By the way, why didn’t you burrito people come over to puck and wings?

    Cole, I know you are reading this: where is my LARGE IIT T-shirt? You left early. We had nachos.

    Is it Nachoes or Nachos?

  8. January 10th, 2010 at 21:53 | #8

    I forgot:

    There was a older guy in a suit….YOU ROCK
    At the end when headed back to the horse…a couple was coming from the north and the woman wanted a photo.

    I hope that photo gets published, we need more publicity for the no pants religion/cause.

  9. January 10th, 2010 at 22:10 | #9

    Um I didn’t listen to the plan properly (dang it!) and didn’t get off at college, so I ended up riding all the way to eglinton on the first train after everyone got off! Then I got off at eglinton and was like, HUH? WHERE IS EVERYONE?? so I wandered along the platform lost, confused and pantles- it was so hilarious!

  10. LOL
    January 10th, 2010 at 22:34 | #10

    hahaha that was a fun experience but what was funny about it, is when one of the people in my team offered his seat to a little girl and his father. The father was like “you see that he’s going to be a great father one day” and the little girl was like “he’s going to be a father” pointing at the participant and the father responded “one day” at that moment i could not help but burst out laughing because the guy just pulled down his pants in front of the father and the father’s reaction was PRICELESS.

    I hesitated to take off my pant because that same little girl was still there and i didn’t want to take off my pant while she was there but all my friends took it off so i sucked it up and de-pants myself.

  11. January 10th, 2010 at 23:29 | #11

    You can see more of my No Pants Ride photos here:


  12. Kelsey
    January 10th, 2010 at 23:47 | #12

    My Boyfriend and I were visiting Toronto for the weekend from Jersey, we had the fortunate experience of being on the subway today. I knew of improv everywhere because of the Grand Central Station freeze on Youtube. I had no idea Toronto had their own improv everywhere. I was impressed. Very lovely city, enjoyed the people and no pants day!

  13. Melina
    January 10th, 2010 at 23:53 | #13

    We were on one of the carts and a couple kids entered, and they immediately yelled, “WHAT’S GOING ON” as their mother hushed them and turned their faces away from our bare legs.

    There were also a group of guys who got on at the very start of the ride, when there were only a couple of us pantless, and one of them was like, “Wait…wait what’s going on? Am I high right now? This can’t be real, I gotta be high” in pure bewilderment…hilarious.

    With that and the many uncomfortable elders, continuos comments of “No really, why are you doing this? Don’t give me bullshit by saying it’s hot, because it damn sure isn’t. Just tell me,” this was definitely a memorable Sunday. At one side I don’t want it to happen frequently because that would take out a large portion of excitement, and on the other, this was just too enjoyable to only have once a year.

  14. Sarah (train 1)
    January 11th, 2010 at 00:01 | #14

    a lot of people figured we were a polar bear club. another guy asked me if we were from a college and hazing. i assured him that no, i was just enjoying the nice weather.

  15. Melissa
    January 11th, 2010 at 13:24 | #15

    It wasn’t even that cold out..I want to be pantless EVERY DAY.

    These kinds of events continue to rock my world <3

  16. January 11th, 2010 at 18:23 | #16

    That is actually me and my friend in that picture!!! I am the one shamelessly supporting Uggs. Hahahah we had a lot of fun. I was asked by about 6 people why I wasn’t wearing any pants, and 2 old ladies refused to accept my answer, demanding a straight answer. Too bad I didn’t have one…I just didn’t feel like wearing pants, ladies!! :)

  17. BlueBerette
    January 11th, 2010 at 19:35 | #17

    Oh WOW!!! Had so much fun, never thought stripping on public transit was that exciting! Plus got to meet cool new people, chat, chill and freeze a bit outside! Didn’t plan on taking my pants off at first, just came to witness this even with my friend, but then a whole group of awesome people shamed me into taking my pants off!!! :D Thank you strangers, I will definitely do this again next year!!! :D

  18. Andrew Thompson
    January 11th, 2010 at 20:11 | #18

    I had a great time.

    Old Man - “What’s going On? Are you all in your knickers on your way to a party or something”
    Me - “I dunno, it’s just my laundry day, and I was out pants.”

    While I was sitting down, two girls came on.
    Girl 1 - Hey do you want the last seat
    Girl 2 (shocked) - No, I’ll Stand

  19. January 14th, 2010 at 07:12 | #19

    I was new to the event this year. The thing that surprised and amused me most was that some pant-wearing riders who were already sitting down jumped up and ran to a distant seat or to another car in the train! I guess they have never been to a swimming pool. My line - “I’m from Winnipeg. It is always too damned hot in Hogtown.” I have not had this much fun in a while. I have to work on my deadpan. I often mentally undress other riders. This day i did not have to. It was like having an x-ray machine. Just say no to loose underwaar. Two teenagers wanted to participate. One dropped his drawers, but the other said, “I can’t. I would attract too much attention. I don’t have any underwear! The other said, “They won’t see anything they have not seen before!”

  20. January 17th, 2010 at 20:25 | #20


    Don’t just sit there on the subway, Toronto, Dance!

  21. January 17th, 2010 at 20:27 | #21

    oops replying to wrong post .. referring to this


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