Keep the York Street Pillars!

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Michael P
1 year ago
This was a critical off ramp in downtown Toronto that was butchered. Don't erase the pillars, they are pretty in the east end, they are pretty here as well.

Stop ruining the city.

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Sean George
3 years ago
Our heritage is being destroyed on a massive scale. Most of Toronto's beauty and history has already been irreversibly ruined thanks to modernization and gentrification. We need to stop this trend before there is nothing left of our once-beautiful city

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Breanne Steele
3 years ago
It’s a part of the city’s history!

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Kristina Ljubanovic
3 years ago
I worked on the Bentway project, which celebrates the bents, the inherited legacy of The Gardiner Expressway, and the spaces created by this infrastructure. While the lone bents at York Street are less effective at creating and defining space, they are evidence of the history of the site, and potentially quirky and fun. I'd love to see them reinterpreted and used so they're not just monuments to something bygone, but functional elements of a new public space. Keep!

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Joanne Lawrence
3 years ago
I love the pillars and it's a wonderful reminder of our progress and or our past as a city.

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Christian Nascimento
3 years ago
I'd love to be able to tell my grand kids that i signed the petition that kept them here.

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David John
3 years ago
The olds one look so cool along Lake Shore East (near the Beaches), so why not keep the York ones? They're a piece of history.

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John Danahy
3 years ago
Claude's design is strangely (for him) boring. The "highway henge" curve has the mass and scale for a landscape to stand up to the glass and steel context and carries a strong symbolic message about heritage that did not work.

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Carole Deltin
3 years ago
Piece of history

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Laura Shepherd
3 years ago
they are fabulous! the park can incorporate them no problemo! thanks daniel - i thought it was a no brainer they would be saved! good luck