Perhaps the best news of the week is that, as of Friday evening, Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Richmond Street has been re-opened to vehicles. Londoners will notice newly planted trees and some new street furniture in this area.
More trees and new planters are coming soon, so there's still lots of landscaping elements to look forward to! Finishing touches like this will continue on the first half of the flex street throughout the construction season.
Overnight Work on Sunday
On Sunday (June 2), overnight construction work will occur in order for crews to install fire suppression services, in other words, to complete fire protection connection work. This operation is critical and takes as much as five times longer than regular water service work. As a result, the construction zone will be a little brighter, and noisier, during these overnight hours.
A Visit from CBC
On Tuesday, our neighbours at CBC joined our crew onsite to learn what it's like to operate an excavator. You can listen to the live interview online where excavator operator Chris Watters and site superintendent John Shapton talk about underground work, what's been underway and how they deal with doing major construction in a downtown environment.
And now, a few reminders from our Dundas Place Manager and our friends at Downtown London:
Events on Dundas Place
Fringe Fest: The London Fringe Festival is underway with performance venues right here, on Dundas Place! Our neighbours at TAP Centre for Creativity hosted one of the first Fringe events on Wednesday night. Visit the London Fringe website to see where all the shows are!
The Pizza & Wine Project: The Pizza & Wine Project will soon be taking over the block between Ridout Street and Talbot Street for a day filled with, well, pizza and wine! This event has been rescheduled for Saturday June 8, 2019. Check Downtown London's Facebook page for updates.
Summer Movie Nights at the Squire Pub & Grill: Located on the corner of Dundas and Talbot Street on the completed portion of Dundas Place, the Squire boasts a vibrant atmosphere where friends can meet for a drink after work, to have dinner, or to watch a baseball, basketball, football, soccer, or hockey game. Beginning on June 25 and running until August 27 2019, every Tuesday is Movie Night! Screenings will include classics such as The Goonies, The Big Lebowski, Top Gun, Rocky, Remember the Titans, Princess Bridge, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Grease, Any Given Sunday, as well as others. And…oh yes…admission to Movie Night is free!