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The Bentway (was Under Gardiner) 
Fort York Blvd., Toronto
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Discussion in 'Buildings' started by salsa, Nov 14, 2015.

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What should be the permanent name for the park under the Gardiner?

  1. The Artery

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  2. The Bentway

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  3. Under Gardiner

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  4. None of the above

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  1. salsa

    salsa Senior Member

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    Large donation expected to spark Gardiner underpass transformation
    http://www.thestar.com/news/city_ha...-spark-gardiner-underpass-transformation.html
     
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    Finally! I was waiting for the day some philanthropist would help move a large scale project forward in Toronto! Can't wait to see how this all pans out!

    I hope this leads to a trend of people coming forward with money for big improvements to the public realm in this city.
     
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    Though I find the comparison to High Line rather odd - it's a fundamentally different beast.

    AoD
     
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    This seems a bit weird, like the city should accept free money for this project and then once it's there, nothing can be done with the Gardiner between Fort York and Parliament, because, well, the project's there and all that money has gone into it.

    Maybe I'm being too cynical but I can't help wondering why, and why now.
     
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    Not to prematurely poo-hoo the idea, but also beware of best intentions went awry (like how Museum station turned out)

    AoD
     
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    I will wait for more details about this before I make a judgement.
     
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    I hear someone is rushing to fund a subway expansion - Any expansion, anywhere! Good god, man! Just draw some lines on the map! - right at this very moment.

    Rich-Uncle-Pennybags.
     
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    Yup, definitely want to see what's being proposed - and look at it with a critical eye.

    AoD
     
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    Seeing as Ken Greenberg is involved, I assume anything done will be done in a way that allows for the Gardiner to come down in the future. I don't see him trying to do something that would lead to people arguing for its continued existence considering how much he has fought to bring it down.

    Since Lake Shore Blvd. runs under most of the Gardiner through this stretch, I am going to assume it is just a beautification project for the Gardiner's structure, or simply improvements to the roads and sidewalks that cross under the Gardiner.
     
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    There's some factual inaccuracies with that information; stay tuned for the announcement tomorrow.
     
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    Screen shot 2015-11-16 at 11.50.15 AM.
     
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    I guess they figure if the cat's out of the bag, they might as well provide some official info before tomorrow's announcement
     
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