Thanks to a generous private donation, the City of Toronto is reimagining the corridor beneath the Gardiner Expressway as a thriving cultural hub, linking seven neighborhoods as well as several landmarks.

Defined by the series of concrete post-and-beam structural elements (“bents”) that support the Gardiner, this new urban corridor will activate the community with a continuous multi-use trail, and provide access to year-round activities and events, including gardens, a skating rink, recreational amenities, markets, public art, exhibitions, festivals, theatre and musical performances, and more. Over time, a connective cultural precinct will emerge that will inspire creativity in a way that only Toronto can.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Highway
Status In Construction
Opening Winter 2018 (partial)
Summer 2018 (full extent of Phase 1)
Size 10 acres, 1.2 miles
Design Team PUBLIC WORK, Greenberg Consultants, Inc.

Managed by the Bentway Conservancy in partnership with the City of Toronto

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