Can you feel the love Toronto?
Yonge-Dundas Square is decked out in a field of hearts containing messages of love and hope for the city of Toronto.
Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) partnered with O2 Planning + Design to celebrate Toronto’s success as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and the city returns to a new sense of normal.
Members of the community were asked what they love most about Toronto, and the city’s diversity, shops, restaurants, and people topped the list. The results are scrawled all over the square in big hearts.
“O2 is excited to collaborate with Yonge-Dundas Square to enliven the Square with a multi-coloured field of hearts. Each heart carries a message of love and hope for Toronto from its citizens,” Chris Hardwicke, principal at O2 Planning + Design, said in a release.
— Yonge-Dundas Square (@YDSquare) July 12, 2021
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In addition to adding some colour to the square, the hearts double as a two-metre physical distancing boundary.
“Toronto is the most multi-cultural city in the world, and we want to reflect the changes that have taken place recently – socially, culturally and economically – not only here but across the province,” said Mike Fenton, Chair, YDS Board of Management on Tuesday.
“Yonge-Dundas Square will be an integral part of the re-opening of the downtown core and provide unique and innovative program activations to reflect where Toronto is headed in the future.”