As has been stated, one of the goals of the MarkeTo District Business Improvement Area is the beautification and cleanliness of the area. This can take many forms, and sometimes is just about the little things added up. Residents and visitors to the district would be hard pressed not to notice the chipped, rusted and worn out fire hydrants in the area. Although these utilities serve a safety and emergency purpose, there is no reason for them to act as a collective reduction in the visual enjoyment of the area.
To that end, the MarkeTo District BIA is working with the city to ensure all fire hydrants within the borders of the BIA (currently between Wingold and Lawrence on Dufferin) are clean, well maintained and freshly painted. Normally, the process for hydrant repair, maintenance or painting must be handled one at a time. However, by being able to leverage the collective weight of the BIA, the city has allowed for repair and replacement requests to be submitted in bulk for a faster turnaround time.
A request has been placed for a complete refurbishment of the more rusted out hydrants, painting to take place between July and October of 2018. It is the hope of the BIA that these continued adjustments and improvements contribute significantly to the overall look and beauty of the area.
If you have any comments regarding our ongoing efforts to pretty up the place, or notice something you would like us to look into, please do not hesitate to reach out.