City chooses design of Yonge-Dundas public square

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The city has chosen the winning design for the public square at the southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas.

Mayor Mel Lastman announced the winner, Brown and Storey Architects, Tuesday at City Hall.

The city will build the square and an underground parking garage as part of a $90 million redevelopment of the Yonge and Dundas area.

The winning design for the public square, which will connect to the PATH, will cost $2.5 million to build.  Dotted by granite, trees and grass, the square has a canopy on the north side, along Dundas Street.

“We wanted to create a beautiful, calm and elegant square,” said Kim Storey, who designed the square with her partner James Brown.  “Because it has so many things around it, we wanted to keep it simple.”

The square is expected to open fall 2000, the same time as the Metropolis theatre complex opens on the northeast of Yonge and Dundas.

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