PPS’s vision of transforming Mississauga’s city centre and civic square into a lively public space – complete with parks, a tea house, a farmers’ market and a wedding chapel – is being hailed as an effective way to revitalize some very dead space.

“These seem like very good suggestions,” said Ken Greenberg, a Toronto urban designer who is also the interim city planner in Boston. In Greenberg’s mind, the plan, developed by New York City-based Project for Public Spaces, is all about animating the square and making it active year-round.

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