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Yonge-Dundas proposed makeover plan more pedestrian-friendly

TORONTO, Ont. – Yonge Street between Dundas and Gerrard streets may be ready for a makeover.

A privately-funded study will be unveiled on Wednesday by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam.

It calls for sidewalk cafes, street vendors and heritage storefronts. But, making the stretch more pedestrian-friendly will mean less room for cars.

The plan calls for just two lanes of traffic in each direction, as well as more street closings for special events.

The Globe and Mail reported more than 53,000 pedestrians use Yonge and Dundas in an eight-hour period, making it the country’s busiest intersection.

The plan also reveals there is already twice as many pedestrians in the area than cars.

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