What’s New: New heating kits are being installed at some transit shelters in Toronto. Delivered by Astral Media, as part of the City’s long time street furniture partnership, kits going into shelters along bus routes with service of more than 10 minutes and where electrical power is already available. The kits would be activated from November to April when temperatures are five degrees celsius or less. Waiting transit riders would have about five minutes of heat and could restart the heater right away. These are already being used successfully in Quebec City and it’s expected that 100 could be installed over the next few years.
The Coordinated Street Furniture Program is designed to strengthen, celebrate and ultimately elevate the quality of our public spaces. The Program helps create appealing, well-designed, well-maintained and accessible public spaces, which are essential in imparting a positive urban experience.