It's been a huge week for the City, preparing for the JUNOS, cleaning up, hosting live performances and transforming seven blocks in London’s downtown to support a combination of free community programming and JUNO activities.
The flex street underwent its first transformation on Friday, March 15, as our partners at Fanshawe College took over the street for FANSHAWE LIVE: DUNDAS PLACE:
Live Music All Day Long
The fun doesn't stop on Dundas Place, between Talbot and Richmond, on Saturday. In addition to the swings and skating rink, the London Music Office will be putting on a free outdoor concert for everyone to enjoy. The full artist lineup is available on our events page and below. Feel free to share the official JUNO Host City Music Exchange Facebook Event on your social channels to let everyone know what's happening on our street!
Today's live performance schedule:
12:00 pm: Bodhi Jar (funkrock)
12:45 pm: Crissi Cochrane (pop/soul)
1:30 pm: Jessie T (country)
2:15 pm: Julia Haggarty (country)
3:00 pm: NO BIG DEAL (punk rock)
3:45 pm: Arlene Music (pop/soul)
4:30 pm: Casper The Ghost (DJ)
5:15 pm: The Brandy Alexanders (psych-rock)
6:00 pm: Averages (pop/rock)
6:30 pm: Charlie Weber (folk rock)
Below is a social media graphic you can download and share with your followers.
Back to Construction...
Starting Monday, Dundas Street between Richmond and Wellington will be closed to resume construction, including the intersection of Clarence & Dundas. Clarence Street will be open to local traffic only to maintain access to parking lots between Queen and King, but the intersection will remain closed for the duration of the project. For example, if you have a parking space at 397 Clarence, you must enter from King Street.
Next week, you can expect to see the crew setting up construction fencing and bringing in trucks and other heavy-duty equipment. The first step will be to "crush" and remove the existing pavement - so you can expect a little bit of extra noise when that's going down.
Other road impacts:
Talbot Street, from Carling Street to King Street, is scheduled to reopen Monday morning.
Dundas Street, from Ridout Street to Richmond Street, will remain closed until all JUNO elements are cleared out. This could be as late as Wednesday evening.
I will be back on the street a lot more beginning Monday so, as always, stop me and ask a question if you have one!
Below is a summary of Dundas Place construction for the week of March 11 and next steps for the week ahead.
Work Completed This Week:
Anticipated Work Next Week:
mobilize (setup) construction site
put up construction fences
determine temporary watermain layout