Yonge Eglinton Square Coalition

Local architect’s better idea for Yonge Eglinton square

In Yonge Eglinton square on March 29, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Among the colorful placards waved on Yonge Eglinton square yesterday, local architect Andre Le Roux’s placard stood out. Instead of a simple slogan about saving the square, the architect’s placard showed a detailed drawing (below) of a better idea for the square that keeps most of the open space on the sunny south side along with access from Yonge St. AND the retail space RioCan wants. Click here for more on Andre’s better ideas for our city square.

And here is a thoughtful piece from online Toronto urban design magazine Spacing about why the square must be saved.

Andre Le Roux's placard with detailed design is on right of speaker Lydia Levin.

  1. This is a great alternative to the current RioCan proposals and I hope that they see what can be done with a bit of imagination and will. With Andre’s option here, they will get lots of retail space as well as create a more protected but still open public space. Let’s go for win-win.

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