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A New Plaza Nods to the Sony Centre’s Past


Currently under construction, the urban square will provide a dynamic stage for downtown life

A Claude Cormier-designed plaza is coming to Yonge and Front streets. Built atop the Sony Centre’s back-of-house facilities, relocated to make way for Daniel Libeskind’s L Tower, the raised square is paved with checkerboard-patterned granite stones. A three-part sculpture of dancers by Harvey Valentine commemorates the National Ballet’s four-decade-long residency at the venue.

Originally published in our Guide 2016 issue as Urban Update: Save the Last Dance.


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