Site Plan 1:500
The new bridge sequence connects historic green spaces and important bike routes to create a clear path over the rail yards.
The proposal combines 2 common rail bridge typologies to reference both the existing bridges in the area and also to create a new sequence of views through the site.
Experienced as an integrated sequence rather than two isolated bridge spans, the bridges and landings are seamlessly woven with the landscape approach to create a memorable journey which capture a sense of arrival and renewed perspective of this dramatically changing part of the city.
With the combination of bridges, landings and landscape approaches, this proposal provides a model for investment in civic infrastructure that provides more than just bridges; but also much needed park and public spaces for the growing city.
The bridge’s landing on the Garrison Commons provides an opportunity to commemorate the historic founding landscape of Toronto as a city.
North Landing Approach
Winding from Stanley Park towards the 1st bridge, the experience of a grand view towards the city is complemented by a naturalized native landscape & covered pavilion.
Aerial Bridge Landscape
Connection from the north edge & approach across the new Garrison Point development and on towards the Garrison Commons & The Bentway.