The art and patios that have expanded on to the sidewalks are a demonstration project exploring the future possibilities for Lakeshore Road and are part of the City of Mississauga's Culture Node Pilot Project in Port Credit. Launched in 2011, the pilot supports and encourages initiatives that contribute to creating a more vibrant main street through outdoor retail displays, street furniture, patios and public art.
Port Credit is home to a number of festivals that bring people out in large numbers throughout the summer. Its main street, Lakeshore Road, could use more space for bike parking, sitting, people watching and pedestrian movement. However, Lakeshore Road is the only east-west road that crosses the Credit River south of the QEW. Therefore, we need to find creative ways to further stimulate the vibrant main street area while still recognizing that the road is a significant transportation corridor. The seasonal sidewalk patios and temporary artwork, that are part of the City of Mississauga’s Culture Node Pilot Project, point to one way to achieve this aim.
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