Monolithic and unrelenting, the Gardiner Expressway is our city's most maligned piece of infrastructure. Erupting from Lakeshore, the roadway courses its way through downtown Toronto severing and shadowing valuable building sites as it goes. With proposals to demolish the expressway running aground on the incredible cost of its removal, there remains more cost-effective ways to mitigate the effect of its presence. Waterfront Toronto's Underpass Park offers an example of how to breathe life into its shadow at a small fraction of what it would cost to bury the highway.

An evening view of Underpass Park, image by Forum member RiverCity1.

Designed by the Planning Partnership & Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, more information on the project can be found in our dataBase entry below.

Related Companies:  Paul Raff Studio, PFS Studio, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, The Planning Partnership, urbanMetrics inc., Waterfront Toronto