The City of Toronto's Planning Department has released the final design concept for improvements to the public realm along Dundas Street West between University Avenue and Bathurst Street, including high-visibility sections facing the Art Gallery of Ontario and through Chinatown.

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This Streetscape Improvement Plan follows several similar projects at various stages of work, including the Union Station Precinct, Roncesvalles Avenue, and most famously, the Bloor Street Revitalization, all where the renewed infrastructure will leave the areas more aesthetically pleasing for all, and more pedestrian friendly for those experiencing the city on foot. Plans include more greenery, higher quality pavements, more sidewalk space, the burial of hydro wires, the replacement of aging wooden poles supporting streetcar wires, and the opportunity for an arch at the gateway to Chinatown. The study, prepared by planningAlliance, regionalArchitects, and ERA Architects, including panels from recent Public Information Centres, can be found here