“Meet me on Ossington” will soon have a whole new meaning, after the avenue’s new sign branding the slogan will appear in 2021. New public spaces will also be coming to Ossington Avenue, with two parkettes planned for Argyle Avenue, and Foxley Avenue, according to the Ossington Business Improvement Area (BIA).
The locations were identified as areas for improvement in the BIA’s Streetscape Master Plan.
The sites of the new parkettes are currently pretty bare but, after the revitalization project is complete, both will be fitted with seating, greenery, and public art and will complement each other visually.
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The parkettes will incorporate pieces of public art, including two colourful steel archways and ribbon signs that say “Ossington” and “meet me.”
“This City and BIA partnership is focused on reimagining the public realm, and is a critical element of building livable neighbourhoods and supporting a vibrant local economy,” said Councillor Joe Cressy in a release about the new public spaces.
The project will be funded by the Ossington BIA and the City of Toronto.
Construction will begin in 2021, and once completed, the Ossington BIA will maintain the spaces.