There may soon be a new way to get around in the city’s east end.
According to the Toronto Star, a private company is proposing the construction of the city’s first gondola, which would glide between Danforth Avenue and Evergreen Brick Works on Bayview Avenue.
The heated gondolas, which are being suggested by Bullwheel International Cable Car Corp, would seat 8 people at a time and take 4 minutes to travel from one station to the next.
It’s estimated that a trip would cost roughly ten dollars, with tourists paying more than locals, the hope being that the cars would prove a hit with tourists to the city and provide a boost in tourism numbers to the area.
Nothing formal has yet been presented to the city, but the CEO of Bullwheell, Steven Dale says the company wants to put the plan before a public information meeting on March 8 at Estonian House at 958 Broadview Ave, adding that this will determine what happens next.
The Mayor appears to be in favour of the concept however, telling the Star that he thinks the idea is ‘exciting’ and ‘novel’.
The project which would take $20 to $25 million to get off the ground, would be funded by non-public money and could be up and running within four years.