Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are developing 4 hectares (10 acres) of new public space on underused land under the Gardiner Expressway. The space will connect seven neighbourhoods with a new 1.75-kilometre multi-use trail and spaces for cultural programming between Strachan Avenue and Spadina Avenue.
A vital component of the Class EA process involves consultation with the public, stakeholders, and government review agencies. As part of this process, a Stakeholder Advisory Committee has been established that includes representation from the community-at-large. Waterfront Toronto will also host Public Information Centres and provide online engagement opportunities to inform the public and receive feedback.
The study will follow the requirements of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to examine the need for the infrastructure and evaluate alternative solutions. The need for additional Phases of the EA process will be evaluated once the preferred solution is selected.
In addition to the commencement of a Schedule ‘B’ Class EA process, the Under Gardiner project will include construction works that may include, but is not limited to, additional components such as:
- sidewalks or bike lanes in existing rights-of-way
- resurfacing or streetscaping
- utility modification or relocation for safety or aesthetic purposes
Further details regarding these components will be provided as the study progresses.
If you wish to be added to the project mailing list and receive updates, subscribe online at www.undergardiner.com/connect or contact:
Christopher McKinnon – Public Consultation Lead
20 Bay Street, Suite 1310
Toronto ON M5J 2N8