The goal is to make Dundas Street “the most exciting street in London.”
Dundas Place 'will create a stage' for events
London city hall released a preview Monday of the plan to turn four blocks of Dundas Street into a “flex street” that can be closed to vehicle traffic for festivals and other events - writes lfpress.com.
“It’s really going to be a unique project. It’s going to look like no other street in London," said Doug MacRae, the city's manager of transportation planning and design.
"Everything will be special, from the paving to the street lights to the waste receptacles."
The city is set to unveil the full design for Dundas Place Wednesday.
The $18-million project, Dundas Place – or “My Dundas” – will turn four blocks of Dundas Street, between Wellington Street and the Thames River, into a lively gathering place for Londoners.
Dundas Place will "create a stage,” MacRae said – a street that can be closed to vehicle traffic and play host to entertainment and cultural events throughout the year.
The majority of the budget will go toward replacing aging infrastructure such as water mains and pavement.
Construction is slated to start next year.
THE FUTURE OF DUNDAS
The full set of designs for Dundas Place will be on display Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. on the main floor of the Central Library.
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