Pedestrian paths reopen despite decreased foot traffic due to pandemic
Ryerson University’s long-standing project was officially announced as completed on Friday. The announcement came the same week that Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi said the project was expected to continue until November.
Facilities Management and Development (FMD), the university department that oversaw the Campus Core Revitalization project, released the announcement last week. FMD said that Nelson Mandela Walk, Gould Street and Victoria Street were reopened. Victoria Street was reopened on Sept. 14, albeit narrowed, and Gould Street’s paving, bollards and light fixtures were completed on Sept. 18. Accessibility ramps are also in place.
The greening effort is also reported as finished, with trees and gardens now planted, facilities management said.
Some ongoing work is being described as “minor activity” by the FMD offices, such as activating the pedestrian lights and touching up paving around the bases of poles.