Mayor John Tory is unveiling today the partnership with Build Toronto design and build the new Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge.
Speaking from a press conference on Tuesday, the project, lead by Dufferin Construction Company, will cost $19.7-million, and will provide a “significant benefit for both pedestrians and cyclists” by improving the linkages between communities and local parklands.
“The Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Project is an investment in smart infrastructure that connects communities, gets people moving across Toronto and is a part of the City’s plan to revitalize the waterfront,” says Tory. “This is a great example of creatively using our public spaces to best serve our growing city.”
Partners in building new Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge showing off design concept pic.twitter.com/S8O4kEZ7nA
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According to the City, the bridge will extend north-south across two railway corridors in the downtown east of Strachan Avenue.
One bridge will span from the future South Stanley Park Extension on Wellington Street over the north Georgetown railway corridor, landing on the north side of the future Ordnance Triangle Park. The second bridge will begin on the south side of the Ordnance Triangle Park and span over the south Lakeshore railway corridor, landing on the Fort York grounds.
Construction will begin spring of 2016, scheduled to complete spring of 2017.
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