August 15, 2012
For four weeks in August and September, a section of Ontario’s most famous street will feature 235 planters, many created by members of Landscape Ontario.

The planters are part of the Yonge Street Planning Framework, a city blueprint on how to make the downtown stretch of Yonge Street a more vibrant urban strip.

From Aug. 17 to Sept. 16, Celebrate Yonge will reduce car lanes from four to two between Queen and Gerrard. The planters, besides adding to the beauty of the street, will help define the space between traffic and pedestrians.

There is a Planter Box competition, with the award winner featured on CityTV’s Breakfast Television.