Anticipated Construction Start: Early 2018
Anticipated Completion: Early 2019
Public Consultation on Detailed Design
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
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)
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South Side Approach
(looking north from Western Battery Road)
Bridge Deck Façade Treatment
Staircase and Railing
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 Jason.Diceman@toronto.ca
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:
Slides from October 2016
See slides from a staff public presentation given on October 18, 2016 below.
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