Itemizing the Cost of a Great Street

Great streets don't come cheap. From bike lanes to planters to special signage, it takes more than curbs and concrete to make a nice street. The Grid itemizes what it costs to outfit a specific intersection in Toronto's St. Clair West neighborhood.

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November 7, 2013, 2:00 PM PST

By Jonathan Nettler @nettsj


The intersection of St. Clair Avenue West and Vaughan Road "is among the messiest" in Toronto says David Topping: "St. Clair is wide, long, cut in two by a streetcar right-of-way, and follows a straightforward grid, while Vaughan is narrow, short, and hits on the diagonal as it chases a slithering ravine."

How do you create order out of such a mess? Or, more specifically, how much does an attractive, and functional, streetscape cost? 

"Click here to see how much it takes to put together."

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