London vendors and residents are crowding Dundas street. The “My Dundas” plan is to turn Dundas street into a flexible street where vendors can operate their businesses outside.
Owner of Angry Alpaca, Albert Agar, says that having a flex street in London will improve consumerism, “I think it would be a tremendous thing, not only for the businesses all the way up and down Dundas, but there would be more festivals and it would be opened up for small start-up companies can come down and show off their products to the greater community.”
London Mayor, Matt Brown, was very enthusiastic at the My Dundas launch. He says that there are many things about My Dundas that he enjoys, “I can’t choose one favourite thing. This is such an exciting day for London because we’re seeing a vision of the future. On days we can close the street off and make it a flexible street for restaurants, shops, entertainers and people can spill out onto the streets.”
Mayor Brown says, “This is really going to be London’s living room, it’s going to be our calling card to the world.”
The flex street is part of ‘London’s Downtown Plan’, which looks to identify major initiatives that can help the Downtown develop. There have been six Strategic Directions identified in the plan, and the Dundas Street revitalization has been marked as the first project. The City will continue to host events, and will turn Dundas into a flex street over the next year, as they continue to gather facts and feedback from Londoners.
For more information, visit the My Dundas website.