IT’S not pretty. Not yet. But Toronto shopkeepers have already seen enough to know they like what’s coming.
A milestone in the Toronto Streetscape Master Plan works has been reached with the planting of the first two trees, weeping lillypillies, and the installation of new pavement on The Boulevarde.
The works are part of Stage 1 of Lake Macquarie City Council’s $4 million plan to modernise the main street.
President of the Greater Toronto Chamber of Commerce, Stephen Cull, said although disruption to local businesses was inevitable during the works, retailers could see the bigger picture.
“All of the feedback has been positive about the works,” Mr Cull said.
“And the chamber is very positive about the council’s approach, and the way the works are being done.”
He said the council had been working at night, and doing all it could to minimise the impact on businesses.
The new trees replace nine giant figs whose root systems cracked the pavement and damaged infrastructure.