Roads and Trails

King-Liberty Pedestrian / Cycling Bridge

Anticipated Construction Start: Early 2018
Anticipated Completion: Early 2019

Public Consultation on Detailed Design

Map of bridge as described above.The City of Toronto is in the final stages of detailed design for the new pedestrian / cycling bridge to be constructed over the Metrolinx Union Station Rail Corridor, from Douro Street to the western leg of Western Battery Road.

This new bridge will provide a convenient and more direct route from Liberty Village to King Street West between Atlantic Avenue and Strachan Avenue.

The location and general design of the bridge was endorsed by City Council in December 2011.

We invite you to review and comment on the detailed design of the bridge and related landscaping.


Approved Design to Date

drawing of basic bridge design

The following design was endorsed by Council in 2011, after public consultation within the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process:

  • The bridge location will be aligned with the western legs of both Douro Street and Western Battery Road
  • A 5 metre wide covered and mostly enclosed deck will span the entirety of the 45 metre wide Metrolinx rail corridor
  • Access to the bridge will be provided by a staircase (with a bicycle channel) on each side, as well as elevators for barrier-free access
  • All passageways and approaches will be illuminated for 24 hour access
  • Security measures, such as closed-circuit cameras and emergency call buttons will be provided


Following a public consultation event in December 2016, the following elements have also now been planned for the final design:

  • Security measures including four cameras and multiple emergency call buttons
  • Public art to be included
  • Open stairs and parapets to increase visibility and reduce loitering


Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2018.


Latest Drawings (July 2017)

To request assistance reading these files, please contact Jason Diceman at 416-338-2830 or


South Side Approach

(looking north from Western Battery Road)

A bridge with a combination of stairs and elevators. Small landscaped plaza.


Bridge Deck Façade Treatment

Laminated, tinted and bird-friendly glazing will be used on the windows. The height of the bridge has been set to accommodate the sightlines for the existing and future Metrolinx signals



The elevator node will house a standard size elevator cab with a glass enclosed shaft. The cab is large enough to carry two bicycles.


Staircase and Railing

A continuous bike channel will be provided on the stairs.



The bridge will be illuminated with led lights across full span on the stairs, landings and within the elevators.




Let us know what you think of this design for King-Liberty Pedestrian / Cycling Bridge.  Although we are at the 90% design stage, there is still some opportunity for minor changes. So tell us what you think could be improved.


All materials above are the same as what will be presented at the July 27, 2017 Public Drop-in Event.

Email your comments by September 7, 2017 to


For more information see:  Frequently Asked Questions



Public Drop-in Event #2

Attend a public drop-in event to view these materials in print, discuss with the project team, and provide your feedback in person:

Place: 150 East Liberty Street (use south entrance)
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Times: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Materials to be presented at the event are the same as what is presented on this web page above.


Public Drop-in Event #1

A previous public drop-in event was held on December 8, 2016. See information materials from the event below.

For more information see:


To request assistance reading these files, please contact Jason Diceman at 416-338-2830 or

Slides from October 2016

See slides from a staff public presentation given on October 18, 2016 below.

For further background information see the King-Liberty Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge Environmental Assessment (EA) Study web page


The short URL for this web page is