Bay Cloverhill debuts streetscape identity

Dennis Hanagan — 

Residents along the Bay St. corridor took extra pride in their community in early February when they unveiled the first of 51 specialized street signs that sets their stomping grounds apart from other Downtown neighourhoods.

“These signs are going to help symbolize that we are a community,” Rick Whitten-Stovall, president of the Bay Cloverhill Community Association (BCCA), told the Feb. 1 gathering of about 30 at 887 Bay St. before the group headed to Bay and Grosvenor streets for the unveiling.

Artist Carol Westcott designed the signs that show a streetscape of towers and small-rises in the background with two large green leaves in the foreground.

Bay Cloverhill is becoming a community with families, Whitten-Stovall said. Describing himself as the first of the baby boomers he said “our children’s children are coming in and moving into our building, and I think it may be true in other buildings in this community. We have people who’ve decided to stay Downtown and raise their children instead of moving to the suburbs.”

He complimented past president Norm Waite: “If there’s some bureaucratic hurdle that has to be leapt he just keeps going at it until he finally gets it.”