New sign to greet visitors


It worked in Toronto like a charm and city planners hope it will do the same here.

A new welcome sign is planned for the entrance off the international bridge this summer at a cost of $36,400.

Last summer, the city of Toronto erected a similar sign for the 2015 Pan Am games. It became a tourist attraction in the downtown area.


The Canal District Neighbourhood Plan recommended a public space on the northeast corner of Huron and Queen Street that would serve as a welcome feature for the community. In support of this effort, Planning staff, as part of the City’s Downtown Development Initiative, has been working with The Planning Partnership, a landscape and urban design firm.

A concept plan has been completed and was presented to Council as part of the 2016 Budget deliberations. Funding for this project has been approved, and the welcome feature will be constructed during the summer of 2016.



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      “For the first time in years, the city will see a reduction in some services as council strived to hold the a residential tax increase below 2%. Throughout the five-night process, council also made the decision to cut municipal daycare, reducing Sunday transit hours, eliminate free dump weeks, reduce sidewalk snow plowing and charging new employees for pre-employment conditions.”

  1. This is no Toronto, don’t waste the money!
    Save it for cleaning the sidewalks that the city cannot afford to do any more.
    All of these cutbacks due to the Essar billionaire deadbeats not paying their taxes.

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