Public Service Announcement: Pedestrian pathway from Fleming Centre to King Street to be transformed to sensory pathway - May 15 to June 3

Public Service Announcement: Pedestrian pathway from Fleming Centre to King Street to be transformed to sensory pathway - May 15 to June 3

 

Lincoln, ON - (May 13, 2022) - The pedestrian pathway connecting the Fleming Centre to King Street in Beamsville will be closed from Sunday, May 15 at 9 a.m. to approximately Friday, June 3, for the next phase of a significant beautification project to transform this area into an inviting and engaging public space.

This area will become 200-ft public walking art gallery destination that promotes exploration and enjoyment in the downtown core. More background on this project is available below or by contacting the Downtown Bench Beamsville BIA as noted below.

Impacts of Current Works

Pedestrian traffic will be closed during this pathway. All lanes of traffic on King Street will remain open for the duration of the work.  A location map is below. 

Thank you for your patience during this work.

For more information

Please contact the Downtown Bench Beamsville BIA at:

Background:

Downtown Bench Beamsville BIA Beautification Project

The vision for the west side of the pathway to feature 16 artists using their artistic vision and style that will be hung on the chain link fencing to create a walking art gallery.

The east side of the chain link fence will feature a walking art installation of Indigenous Visual Arts design of thanksgiving, giving acknowledgement to people, earth, water, plants, animals, birds, bushes, trees, winds, sun, moon, stars as well as the unseen spiritual forces.

The entrance from the Fleming will feature a The wampum belt symbolisms will share knowledge of relationships through ‘ two row and friendship wampum belts. The ‘dish with one spoon ‘ wampum belt of gratefulness and sustenance. Opening a pathway of understanding and encouraging pathway of dialogue to continue cultivating relationships.

During this project phase, the asphalt strip that runs though the alleyway will be modified to feature a sensory pathway, which is a series of guided movements for users to follow, shown by vibrant markings on the ground. As users follow the path and complete the movements, they work off excess energy and develop their gross motor skills. The various movements on a path are often designed to engage different parts of the body and brain.

Finally, during the spring and summer months there is a section midway on the pathway that is arched with lush branches from an old oak tree that will be enhanced from above with decorative, whimsical hanging lanterns.

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