Mayor Lastman unveils winning design for Dundas Square|
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How is the southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets going
Completely--according to the winning entry in the City of
Square design competition, announced by Mayor Mel Lastman on
at a City Hall reception. The design team led by James Brown and
was chosen by a distinguished panel of design experts, urban
"Building this square marks the rebirth of downtown Yonge
Street," said Mayor
Lastman. "It will become the meeting place for Torontonians into
Of the 48 entries received in the first stage
of the competition, six were selected
for jury deliberation. The two-stage competition was open to
around the world. Brown and Storey's panels, plus those of the
second and third
place finishers, Oleson Worland Architects, and Bregman+Hamann
respectively, are on display in the front lobby of the Design
Bay Street (between King and Wellington), until early
to the display area is free of charge.
"We can't wait for construction to begin," said Toronto City
Councillor Kyle Rae.
"This project has been a long time coming and we're thrilled to
see it finally
The one-acre square will be located on the southeast corner of
Dundas Streets. It will include expanded access to the Dundas TTC
will cover a new 250-car underground parking garage.
"I'm tremendously impressed at the calibre of all the entries,"
said Joe Berridge,
professional advisor. "Everyone saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime
design an important piece of Toronto which will be here for
generations to come."
In addition to the creation of the public square, the broader
rejuvenation project will see a massive entertainment complex
built on the
northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas. The complex, dubbed
include retail stores, restaurants, and a 30-screen movie theatre.
Construction is slated to begin in January 1999.
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