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Rail Deck Park, Toronto

Landscape Architecture, Visualization

The proposal for Rail Deck Park raises a question that cuts to the heart of Toronto's current growth: what kind of city do we want to be? 

Client: PUBLIC WORK Office for Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
Role: Visualization
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2017
Team: Melissa Tovar, Mary Liston-Hicks, Guangyu Zhao, Asuka Kono, Adam Nicklin, Marc Ryan
Published: Rail Deck Park (Official), Twitter (Official)WikipediaCBC,

All images and adapted text property of PUBLIC WORK.

Aerial View - Bathurst to Blue Jays Way

Aerial View - Bathurst to Blue Jays Way

Over the past decade, efforts have been made to re-link the downtown core with the waterfront, and while great strides have been made there remains the rail yards stretching from east to west across the city, with few connections.

Spadina Terrace

Spadina Terrace

Therein is the opportunity, with large-scale developments coming closer and closer to the edges of the rail yard, to bridge the gap and create the large civic space that a high-density core requires.

Front St. Gardens

Front St. Gardens

Rail Deck Park is conceived as a project to address Toronto's density equation, tilting the balance back towards a more livable parks and open space network for the core.