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Toronto march boosts Dundas Square
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Hume, Christopher
Date: Feb 16, 2003
Start Page: A.08
Section: NEWS
Abstract (Document Summary)

The peace rally was the first event held in Toronto's newest public square, which turns out to be an ideal venue for a mass demonstration such as yesterday's. Sitting on the southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas, the relatively confined space of Dundas Square seemed to expand to accommodate the growing crowd.

At its height, the crowd spilled out over Yonge and Dundas streets, blocking traffic in all directions. The northeast corner of the Eaton Centre, indoors and out, became part of the square temporarily, as did the intersection of Dundas and Victoria.

No one would make that claim about Dundas Square. Location may lie at the heart of its vitality, but there's more to it than that. What yesterday revealed was just how well the space is integrated into the urban fabric. Even the wall of media trucks lined up on the Yonge St. sidewalk wasn't enough to act as a barrier. They were simply engulfed by the crowd.

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