Toronto just got one step closer to having two new parkettes on Ossington.
During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, $50,000 in funding was approved to build the proposed “Meet me on Ossington” parkettes.
The new public spaces will be located at the corners of Argyle Avenue and Foxley Avenue, and will feature part of the “Meet me on Ossington” slogan in their design.
The corners of Foxley and Argyle in particular were identified by the Toronto Business Improvement Area (BIA) office as locations that needed improvement, and were included in the BIA’s Streetscape Master Plan.
The sites are currently empty, but after the projects are complete, they will feature trees, grass, benches, and complementary colourful arches.
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Councillor Joe Cressy, who brought the motion to grant the funding to the Ossington Business Improvement Area forward, said on Twitter that the recent approval will allow the development to move ahead as soon as possible.
The @ossingtonbia and the City will be creating two new public spaces on City-owned land at flankages along Ossington.
— Joe Cressy (@joe_cressy) March 10, 2021
No completion date has been set as of yet, but construction of the parkettes is expected to begin some time this year.