Urban Design: A New Vision of Yonge Street by @donnelly_b

Urban Design: A New Vision of Yonge Street by @donnelly_b

Back in April I wrote about a competition for young people to reimagine public space in Toronto. It was called NXT City . Well that prize has been awarded and the winner was Richard Valenzona for his vision—called Yonge-Redux—of a new and reimagined Yonge Street. To download the PDF of his entry (the image shown above), click here . The proposal encompasses a stretch of Yonge Street that runs from Queen Street in the south, to College Street in the north. It would capture the Toronto Eaton Centre (mall), Yonge-Dundas Square, Ryerson University’s expanded Yonge Street footprint, and the massive mixed-use developments happening in the College Park area (see Aura Tower ). To quickly simplify, the proposal is essentially about enhancing the urban experience, prioritizing pedestrians, and reducing the flow of cars to two lanes. Overall, I think it’s a wonderful proposal and I’m...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/324741

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