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Transforming Dundas from street to place


Final design renderings for Dundas Place, London’s first flexible street, will be revealed on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the London Public Library in the main floor flex space at 251 Dundas Street.

The project known as “My Dundas” will transform four blocks, from Ridout Street to Wellington Street into a flexible street to be shared by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Unlike a traditional street, Dundas Place will provide a more inviting walking environment and better facilitate community events and other activities.

The design for Dundas Place is described as adaptive and responsive with the goal of offering a multitude of experiences along its length exuding innovation, vibrancy, creativity and entrepreneurialism.

Inspired by London’s relationship with the Thames River, Dundas Place will uniquely integrate our City’s history with a simple and playful streetscape.  

The flexible street will offer fixed and flex (moveable) elements to be able to easily transform Dundas Street to:

  • Host year-round arts, culture & entertainment events
  • Create an exceptional pedestrian experience
  • Respond to unique event organizer and vendor needs

As part of the detail design process, the project’s study team has met with business owners, building owners, event organizers, various community groups and educational institutions to gather valuable input on design, function and utility and operational needs from a wide range of road users.

Key infrastructure along, under and connected to Dundas Street needs replacement, including hydro, watermain, pavements, streetlights and traffic signals. The need for this work provides an opportunity to reshape how this segment of Dundas Street is used by vehicles, pedestrians, and to enhance its ability to host events and festivals.

Dundas Place represents the first transformational project in Our Move Forward: London’s Downtown Plan. Investment in London’s downtown, the heart of the City, is an important component of the City’s strategic plan. This project is a funding partnership between the City of London and the Government of Canada under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).

For more information visit mydundas.ca. Renderings will be available online following the design reveal event.

 

dundas place from clarence to richmond with vehicles

Rendering above depicts Clarence to Richmond open to vehicles.

dundas place from clarence to richmond setup for an event

Rendering above depicts Clarence to Richmond setup for an event.