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Importance of Public Plazas

By Julian Sleath, Yonge-Dundas Square.

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Public plazas are essential community gathering spaces that foster social interaction, civic engagement and cultural expression. This walk will take you through three downtown public squares in Toronto - David Pecaut Square, Nathan Phillips Square and Yonge Dundas Square. We will be having a conversation about how design and programming can encourage social interaction and contribute to the economic vitality of the surrounding areas. We encourage you to bring your own ideas for these public spaces.

  • Walk Start Location: David Pecaut Square, King St West & Duncan St. 
    Jane's Walk Sign.

  • Walk End Location: Yonge-Dundas Square.

Saturday, May 6
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Language: English 

Theme: Arts and Culture, Architecture and Urban Planning.

Accessibility: Uneven terrain, Busy sidewalks, Walk leader will use audio amplification.

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