Toronto’s Bloor viaduct will light up by the Pan Am Games in 2015

News Jul 05, 2013 by David Nickle City Centre Mirror

The Luminous Veil will become luminous in time for the Pan Am Games, after Toronto’s Executive Committee voted in favour of finishing the prominent suicide barrier along the Bloor viaduct with lights, as was originally intended.

The committee approved spending $200,000 immediately and up to $1.3 million in 2014’s capital budget to light up the bridge. The lights were part of the original plans for the veil when it was constructed 10 years ago, but was removed from the plan for lack of funds.

That was then.

With the Pan Am Games coming to Toronto in 2015, Mayor Rob Ford’s Executive Committee voted for the lighting, which would light up the entire bridge, both underneath and on top. to the lighting, which would light up the entire bridge, both underneath and on top.

Committee member Councillor Norm Kelly moved the motion to add the cash to the project on behalf of local councillors Pam McConnell and Paula Fletcher.

“I think we have an opportunity now with the Pan Am Games to use the money to implement council’s decision to create a luminous veil,” he said. “It has the opportunity to be a beautiful... a gorgeous addition to the City of Toronto.”

Fletcher came to the committee to urge support.

“What I’m here to speak to you about is for the City of Toronto to be able to realize a project started many years ago: to make the luminous veil luminous,” she said. “It was a project across the viaduct that was to be a suicide barrier and it was to be lit. It is a major architectural wonder here.”

The veil was a controversial item a decade ago. Although it was first approved in 1998, money continued to be an issue as its cost more than doubled from the initial $2.5 million estimate. Finally, the difference was paid for through a fundraising campaign.

Toronto’s Bloor viaduct will light up by the Pan Am Games in 2015

News Jul 05, 2013 by David Nickle City Centre Mirror

The Luminous Veil will become luminous in time for the Pan Am Games, after Toronto’s Executive Committee voted in favour of finishing the prominent suicide barrier along the Bloor viaduct with lights, as was originally intended.

The committee approved spending $200,000 immediately and up to $1.3 million in 2014’s capital budget to light up the bridge. The lights were part of the original plans for the veil when it was constructed 10 years ago, but was removed from the plan for lack of funds.

That was then.

With the Pan Am Games coming to Toronto in 2015, Mayor Rob Ford’s Executive Committee voted for the lighting, which would light up the entire bridge, both underneath and on top. to the lighting, which would light up the entire bridge, both underneath and on top.

Committee member Councillor Norm Kelly moved the motion to add the cash to the project on behalf of local councillors Pam McConnell and Paula Fletcher.

“I think we have an opportunity now with the Pan Am Games to use the money to implement council’s decision to create a luminous veil,” he said. “It has the opportunity to be a beautiful... a gorgeous addition to the City of Toronto.”

Fletcher came to the committee to urge support.

“What I’m here to speak to you about is for the City of Toronto to be able to realize a project started many years ago: to make the luminous veil luminous,” she said. “It was a project across the viaduct that was to be a suicide barrier and it was to be lit. It is a major architectural wonder here.”

The veil was a controversial item a decade ago. Although it was first approved in 1998, money continued to be an issue as its cost more than doubled from the initial $2.5 million estimate. Finally, the difference was paid for through a fundraising campaign.

Toronto’s Bloor viaduct will light up by the Pan Am Games in 2015

News Jul 05, 2013 by David Nickle City Centre Mirror

The Luminous Veil will become luminous in time for the Pan Am Games, after Toronto’s Executive Committee voted in favour of finishing the prominent suicide barrier along the Bloor viaduct with lights, as was originally intended.

The committee approved spending $200,000 immediately and up to $1.3 million in 2014’s capital budget to light up the bridge. The lights were part of the original plans for the veil when it was constructed 10 years ago, but was removed from the plan for lack of funds.

That was then.

With the Pan Am Games coming to Toronto in 2015, Mayor Rob Ford’s Executive Committee voted for the lighting, which would light up the entire bridge, both underneath and on top. to the lighting, which would light up the entire bridge, both underneath and on top.

Committee member Councillor Norm Kelly moved the motion to add the cash to the project on behalf of local councillors Pam McConnell and Paula Fletcher.

“I think we have an opportunity now with the Pan Am Games to use the money to implement council’s decision to create a luminous veil,” he said. “It has the opportunity to be a beautiful... a gorgeous addition to the City of Toronto.”

Fletcher came to the committee to urge support.

“What I’m here to speak to you about is for the City of Toronto to be able to realize a project started many years ago: to make the luminous veil luminous,” she said. “It was a project across the viaduct that was to be a suicide barrier and it was to be lit. It is a major architectural wonder here.”

The veil was a controversial item a decade ago. Although it was first approved in 1998, money continued to be an issue as its cost more than doubled from the initial $2.5 million estimate. Finally, the difference was paid for through a fundraising campaign.