Here is the right thread: https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-2-queen-west-34m-7s-cadillac-fairview-zeidler.19675/I was looking to see updated pictures for the redevelopment at the corner of Yonge and Queen. Is this the correct forum topic, I looked several pages back but can't find.
Replacing the concrete (lane surface) with some variation of interlock would be a great start!I hope that the glass opening onto this lane now, and the increased footfall here from employees that will be moving in, will help transform it into a more welcoming passage. It still needs some greenery and art though…
It should have lighting and security as well.Replacing the concrete (lane surface) with some variation of interlock would be a great start!
Depending on if the entire passage is viewed as pedestrian, there appears to be enough room along side of the restaurant for 2-3 large trees at maturity, if they are given really good growing conditions.
That space will be extremely shady which is a bit of a challenge; but with the right assist, Basswood or Sugar Maple might just make it; or something shorter and less robust, but which can still provide green and a modest
bit of shade, Alternate-Leaf (Pagoda) Dogwood.
If vehicle clearance is still needed, something creative could be done with seating where its affixed to the walls, and its pull-down, so someone can standup, the seat retracts and there's room.