Future Landscapes
Skating Trail - Fort York

The Bentway

Visualization

Anyone familiar with Toronto will know that the Gardiner Expressway is typically a subject of division in the city, with polarized opinions about its continued role as part of the city's infrastructure. 

However with the launch of The Bentway (formerly "Project: Under Gardiner") in 2015—a project that sees the underside of the Gardiner as a valuable public amenity rather than an urban throwaway space—the imaginations of Torontonians (and those further afield) were fully captured. Phase 1 of the project is set to open in 2018 after a frenzied 2 year design, tender & construction period.

I've been proud to be involved in visualizing this project from the beginning, first as an employee and then as a freelancer for Public Work. Along with everyone else in Toronto I'm looking forward to seeing the space in real life, and I'm sure it's going to be even better than what you see below.

Client: PUBLIC WORK Office for Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
Role: Visualization + 3D modelling; Post-Production, Graphic Direction
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2015-2017
Team: Melissa Tovar, Lauren Abrahams, Adam Nicklin, Marc Ryan, Laura Ettedgui, Chester Rennie
Published: The Bentway (official website), Waterfront Toronto, Globe & Mail (launch), Globe & Mail (update), Urban Toronto, Toronto Star

All images and adapted text property of PUBLIC WORK.

Skating Trail - Fort York

Skating Trail - Fort York

Bentway Elevation (winter)

Bentway Elevation (winter)

Skating Trail Winter

Skating Trail Winter

Bentway Bridge Elevation

Bentway Bridge Elevation

Skating Trail Summer

Skating Trail Summer

Strachan Gate Summer Festival

Strachan Gate Summer Festival

Strachan Gate Lecture

Strachan Gate Lecture

Bentway Illustrated Plan

Bentway Illustrated Plan

Bridge Section

Bridge Section

Strachan Gate Summer

Strachan Gate Summer

Skating Trail Vision

Skating Trail Vision

Night Elevation

Night Elevation