Huron Street Public Square is Launching in 2018
November 16, 2017
After three years of planning, Chinatown Business Improvement Area announced Huron Street Public Square will launch in the Spring of 2018. The 50 meters project locates at Huron Street, the North of Dundas Street West, will include seating, lighting and bronze Quilin for visitors to take recess and experience modern Chinese culture in one of the biggest Chinatown in North America.
Huron Square is designed by local architect Jyhling Lee and it’s her first time designing Chinese themed street furniture. “I know Chinatown since my childhood and I am very glad to be part of the project,” Jyhling Lee said in the press conference. The lantern is the center of the concept theme that will illuminate at night time. The Quilin represent the symbol of Chinatown, meaing prosperity, longevity and the high diversity.
Huron Square is planned since 2014. After extensive research and groundwork done by the City of Toronto staffs and CBIA Board Directors, along with support from City Councillor Joe Cressy, Huron Square is finally launching in the heart of Chinatown in 2018. Councillor Joe Cressy thanked Chinatown BIA for the hard work and believe Huron Square will represent as a legacy of Chinatown.
With the support from City of Toronto, Chinatown BIA Chair Tony Yu is very excited to see the completion, “We are looking forward to have this Square as another tourist attraction, as well as a great place for our future events.”