Great private lane block paving, great if all the lanes in Junction were paved this way. Post date May 9, 2012 Post categories In Uncategorized The building owner at 2968 Dundas Street West, has paved the rear of the building property and the side private Drive using a solider pattern. Very nice, if only the other lanes could be paved this way. Tags The Junction Post navigation ←Previous post:Dream Bakery for the Junction→Next post:Ward 18 park activities reported the Greenhere newsletter 1 Comment That's also known as a herringbone pattern if I'm not mistaken. It's beautiful. Paving can be an important element of beauty in urban streetscapes and public spaces. Toronto has too many poured concrete and asphalt surfaces which look quite generic, especially as they age. Brick, stone, or concrete block pavers can transform the atmosphere of an area. I think Dundas could use some special paving treatments to highlight the rich history of the area enhance the sense of place. I was quite surprised that the recent reconstruction of Bloor Street in the Bloor West Village area removed most of the decorative pavers in the pedestrian areas including the ones around street corners which were still in great shape. The result is a more generic look to the street, though the lighting of the trees partially makes up for it. It's like one step forward, one step back in BWV with that reconstruction. Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel replyComment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.