CAMBRIDGE — The Centennial Fountain in the middle of Queen’s Square reopened to the public on Thursday after renovations wrapped up last week.
The $250,000 project included upgrades to fix the crumbling seating and ledges of the fountain and also make it a more accessible space. Cambridge received $83,000 in Canada 150 infrastructure funding from the federal government to make the improvements.
Raised concrete planters were spread out to create better views, shorter seats were installed and the concrete seating around the fountain was replaced with a bench. Coloured bands were also added to the ground to increase visibility around the fountain.
Cracks in the fountain bowl were fixed and the historic cannon was relocated two metres to the east to improve visibility.
The fountain was built in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday. It was designated as a heritage landmark in 2005 as part of the Dickson Hill Heritage Conservation District.