Toronto's Newest Improvement Area: Bloor

A new business improvement area aims to transform Toronto's most important shopping district, which has been declining rapidly.
August 13, 2003, 3pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The scheme, conceived by Architects Alliance and Brown & Storey Architects, both of Toronto, would transform the city's most important shopping district into something quite spectacular. Sidewalks would be paved with granite and enlarged. Elegant stainless steel street furniture — planters, bike racks, garbage bins, lamp standards, newspaper boxes and the like — have already been designed; they are intended to help make Bloor look like the destination it is rather than the mess it has become."

Thanks to Ben Petch

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 in The Toronto Star
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