Media Release: Section of Daniel Street to close permanently, effective Monday, May 17

May 14, 2021

Section of Daniel Street to close permanently, effective Monday, May 17

The Town of Smiths Falls is giving notice of the permanent closure of the section of Daniel Street between Beckwith Street and Elmsley Street, effective Monday, May 17, 2021. Temporary barricades will be moved in place on Monday, with permanent barriers installed once the removal of the road begins.

“This is an exciting first step in realizing the development of a Town Square at the Town Hall Complex,” said Art Manhire, Director of Community Services. “We’re looking forward to the end result and the creation a vibrant community space we can all enjoy.”

On March 15th, 2021 Council was presented with the Town Square design by Wildwood Designs. Part of that concept is the closing of Daniel Street between Beckwith Street North and Elmsley Street North.

The road allowance will remain in municipal ownership, however the space will be landscaped and redeveloped as a public open space. The Town Square concept has already received public consultation and been approved by Council.

Design concepts completed for this project include the addition of a butterfly pollinator garden, a pavilion, trees, and public benches, along with other landscaping features. The closure of Daniel Street is the first step in this process.

To view the planned design concept please visit the Town of Smiths Falls’ website at: smithsfalls.ca/media/2021/05/21800-1-SMITHS-FALLS-Town-Square-Design-2021-scaled.jpg

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For further information, please contact:

Malcolm Morris
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St N, Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 2B8
613-283-4124 ext. 1104
mmorris@smithsfalls.ca

Art Manhire
Director of Community Services
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St N, Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 2B8
613-283-4124 ext. 6101
amanhire@smithsfalls.ca