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Monday’s rally on video

In Yonge Eglinton square on March 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Here’s Yonge Eglinton Square Coalition organizer Ben Daube’s speech to the crowd at Monday’s noon hour rally. And click here for  SunTV’s segment.  The SunTV poll shows that 79 per cent want city council to save the square.

And finally a video that makes the point that the square is well used on a warm spring day.

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.

Tell your councillor to save your square

In Yonge Eglinton square on March 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm

The best way to save the square is to tell city councillors before their March 31  meeting the you want the open space saved. Click here to contact your councillor.

square at Yonge Eglinton Centre

View of Yonge Eglinton square

Cafe chairs are always filled on a sunny day.