Spadina Avenue Streetscape
The reintroduction of light rail transit to Spadina Avenue provided the opportunity to refurbish the street. Elements addressed included sidewalk and trackbed pavements, street lighting, planting, street furniture, public signage, transit platforms and shelters, portal wall treatment, and public art.
Design influences included the history of the street, the ethno-cultural communities, and the various neighbourhood characteristics. A program of public art for key sites and furnishing design evolved as one method of expressing these influences. The study also included a program of public involvement with members of the community.
The study was undertaken for the Toronto Transit Commission and overseen by a Technical Advisory Committee, comprised of the TTC, Metropolitan Toronto, the City of Toronto, utilities agencies and the Ministry of Transportation.