(Source: Toronto Star)

Unlike the team for which it is named, Maple Leaf Square might turn out a winner.

The city’s newest public space remains a construction site, but already it’s clear the potential is enormous. The square sits at the east end of Bremner Blvd., east of York St., next to the Air Canada Centre. Across the road, an elegant twin-towered condo complex is also under construction.

Given its location next to the home of the Leafs and Toronto’s premier pop/rock venue, the new plaza could mark the next step in the city’s urban evolution or end up a sterile concrete space, empty except at game time.

Read Christopher Hume’s full article “How ACC square can be a winner” in the Toronto Star (September 7, 2009).

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