This week at Council we dealt with my motion to install a “Canopy of Lights” along Yonge St starting at Wellington St south to Mosley St.
The debate and conversation around the table was positive and everyone was excited about the idea of this happening as it was felt that it will help transform the look of our downtown core. As I said at the table, this is not the only thing that will revitalize our downtown core. It’s just one piece of the puzzle, (the bigger vision) as we continue to move forward with the transformation of our Historic Core. With the soon-to-be-open redeveloped Armoury, Niagara College opening, the redevelopment of Library Sq, new businesses looking to open up in the area and with the strong presence of the newly formed BIA – all of these changes will be what brings this area to new heights.
The Vision as set out in our promenade plan states “To evolve into a vibrant place to live, shop, work and play. Inviting to pause or stroll along its entire length, encouraging people to experience it on foot. A passage into and through Town where a narrative unfolds with every passing block, telling a story of Aurora’s past, present and future.”
And that is exactly what the Canopy of Lights will do! This will make for a more inviting, unique place that will encourage people not only from Aurora but from all over the GTA to visit our Town! As I have said before this is definitely an exciting time for our Town as we get things done in our downtown core.
Council passed the motion unanimously! And staff will begin the work on this immediately with the support of the BIA. #GettingThingsDone