Does this count as Rail Deck Park II.?
City looking to create new greenspace over midtown subway
I thought the key to these types of parks is to allow some development to create money to pay for the project. I don't think that could happen up near Eglinton. Maybe closer to Rosedale they could develop some parkland (i.e. Budd Sugarman Park) in exchange for creating parkland over top of the subway.
This is quite simple and straight-forward compared with Rail Deck Park.
Your only covering 2-3 tracks, and there's ample room on both sides of the ROW for structural supports.
The TTC previously decked over the open cut between St. Clair and Summerhill, the above today is mostly green space or parking though there is one tower as well.
Agreed with all the points at least north of Imperial Street. It's just sad that this won't be considered in conjunction with upzoning the adjacent lands.The main difference between Yonge-Eglinton and Rail Deck is 1. the rail underneath is already electric so ventilation demands are lower and 2. the City owns the land and thus the air rights, and doesn't have to hand over millions to CN/TTR for them.
Between Imperial and Chaplin (aka Davisville east of Yonge), it gets a little more complicated because the right-of way widens, and you have the subway platform and the Davisville Carhouse buildings present.