By Sarah Klein
Corydon Avenue is getting a $390,000 facelift in the form of a new streetscaping enhancement project.
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, along with Fort Rouge — East Fort Garry councillor Jenny Gerbasi and the Corydon Avenue BIZ made the announcement Friday.
The project calls for the installation of five pairs of festoon rope lighting poles at Lilac Street, Arbuthnot Street, Cockburn Street, Hugo Street and Daly Street intersections. As well, new banner installations between Stafford Street and Nassau Street, bicycle parking areas at Daly and Hugo, and 76 new concrete planters throughout the Corydon Avenue BIZ area.
“Whether you live in the Corydon area or come for the boutiques, bistros, festivals or galleries or gelato, you know you’re in a uniquely vibrant location,” Katz said in a statement.
Katia von Stackelberg of the Corydon Avenue BIZ says the project is about maintaining the vibrancy of the unique neighbourhood.
“Dynamic things are coming together for Corydon Avenue and it is very exciting,” von Stackelberg said.
Construction will begin in October 2011 and is expected to be completed in May 2012.