It has been almost five months since the announcement of plans to create 10 acres of new public space underneath a 1.75 kilometre stretch of Toronto's Gardiner Expressway between Strachan Avenue and Spadina, currently known by its working title of 'Project: Under Gardiner'. In the months since the project was announced, a campaign to replace the working title known as 'Reclaim the Name' has been initiated, marking the first instance of public input on the major public realm improvement.

Rendering of Under Gardiner, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto

The next major step in the project's evolution will be the upcoming first public meeting discussing the project, which will take place this Thursday April 7th. The meeting will share details about the project and its objectives, including a series of early designs which will be shared for public input. The upcoming meeting will also cover the project's related Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA), which examines the need for associated infrastructure while also evaluating alternative design concepts and solutions.

Rendering of Under Gardiner, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting, which will take place Thursday, April 7th in the Harbourfront Community Centre Gymnasium, located at 627 Queens Quay West. An open house will be held from 6:30 and again at 8:00 PM, while the presentation will occur between 7 and 8 PM. The presentation and display boards shown at the meeting will be made available online for viewing and input on the week of April 11th.

Related Companies:  City of Toronto, Greenberg Consultants, Public Work, urbanMetrics inc., Waterfront Toronto