Oshawa planning a Downtown Urban Square

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Published October 20, 2023 at 2:46 pm

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Oshawa is trying to turn am empty lot in the heart of the city centre into a new Downtown Urban Square and wants public input into the final design.

Project design is already underway on the ‘Square,’ which is located at one of city’s two Four Corners at the north-east corner of Simcoe St. N and Bond Street.

A parking lot for many years, Oshawa exapropriated the site in the summer of 2022. The property is part of the Plan20Thirty downtown revitalization project and the City hopes the Square will be a unique focal point of downtown, hosting community celebrations, events and concerts that appeal to both residents and visitors, bringing “vitality and excitement” into the downtown core.

Residents and interested parties are invited to visit Oshawa.ca/UrbanSquare to learn more about the project and how to provide feedback, with City staff seeking comments related to accessibility, including  pathways, as well as site furniture, tree plantings and naturalization and public art installations.

Questions and suggestions about the project can be sent directly to Project Manager Cajetan Adigwe by phone at (905) 436-3311 extension 2522 or by email at [email protected].

Feedback will be received until noon on November 30 and will be considered as part of the design. Residents who prefer to share their feedback on paper or over the phone are asked to contact Service Oshawa at (905) 436-3311 during business hours.

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