This morning, Toronto Mayor John Tory was joined by Ward 10 Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 11 Councillor Mike Layton, and representatives from CreateTO and Dufferin Construction to officially cut the ribbon to open the new Garrison Crossing. The new piece of public infrastructure is, as of 10 AM today, providing pedestrians and cyclists with a pair of bridges spanning the Lakeshore and Kitchener rail corridors, connecting the Niagara, Ordnance Triangle/Liberty Village, and Fort York areas.

Ribbon cutting for Garrison Crossing, image via Joe Cressy - Twitter

Overseen by the City through CreateTO and designed by PedeltaDTAH, and AECOM, the project is being hailed as the first of their kind in Canada, consisting of a pair of stainless steel bridges—a 52-metre northern bridge span and a 49-metre southern bridge span—that connects the South Stanley Park extension on Wellington Street West with the Fort York National Historic Site to the south. 

Under construction since 2016, the bridge is open just in time for this weekend's Nuit Blanche celebration.

"I'm proud to officially open this important piece of active transportation infrastructure that will connect key downtown communities," stated Mayor John Tory. "This stainless steel bridge project—the first of its kind in Canada—shows the progress our City is making when we work together with CreateTO and the private sector to get things done for our residents."

Garrison Crossing, image courtesy of City of Toronto/CreateTO

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment below.

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Related Companies:  AECOM, City of Toronto, DTAH, Dufferin Construction, Montgomery Sisam Architects, Pedelta, Priestly Demolition Inc.