Garrison Crossing Bridges - Now open!
After 10 years of work, the new Garrison Crossing bridges opened earlier today! Crews were able to finish the final work last night that was necessary for safe public access, and the City has moved rapidly to remove the barriers without delay.
These bridges are a critical new connection across two rail corridors, providing a safe and accessible pedestrian and cycling connection between Stanley Park, Fort York, Liberty Village, and beyond. It will be easier for residents and visitors to leave the car behind and visit The Bentway or the waterfront, go to the park, and travel to school and work.
This could not have happened without the dedicated advocacy and continued hard work of community members, former local Councillor Mike Layton, and City staff over more than a decade. Thank you.
In addition, we are looking forward to starting a comprehensive master planning process for the Stanley Park South Extension, the new park in the Ordnance Triangle (between the rail corridors), and improvements to Garrison Common around the south bridge landing. Funding has already been secured to design and build community-led park improvements. Please sign up for my email newsletter to receive notice when the public process begins in the spring.
Over the coming weeks you might see some continued work to finish details on the bridges and their landings that were not critical before opening to the public. Access across is not expected to be interrupted.
If you have any questions, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office at 416 392 4044.