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Dundas Square coming to life ; Decaying strip redesigned with rich granite, fibre-optic lights
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Date: Mar 18, 2002
Start Page: C.05
Section: BUSINESS
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In 1993, they co-founded the Yonge St. Business and Residents Association, now known as the Downtown Yonge St. Business Improvement Area (BIA) which, by the way, supplements the city's cleaning by spending $13,000 a month of its own money, raised from members, to remove litter from Yonge St. (It also removes grafitti and posters and, from April to October, will be power-washing the sidewalks.)

Dundas Square wasn't the only piece of the puzzle: [Ron Soskolne] helped locate the Metropolis development, planned for the northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas. It will be home to an AMC movie multiplex (24 screens), Virgin Records, Future Shop and four themed American restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck.

NEW LANDMARK: An architectural model shows how Dundas Square will look when it opens in June. It features a black-and- green granite {ldquo}landscape{rdquo} with a raised stage at left, foreground, and a canopy at right, made of steel with zinc roof. Fibre-optic lights and fountains can be programmed. Tannis Toohey/ TORONTO STAR BEHIND THE VISION: Architects [Kim Storey], left, and [James Brown] are the husband-and-wife team that's transforming Dundas Square into a focal point of civic pride.

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