PUBLIC WORK’s design proposal creates a 500m civic connection from Wellington Street to the new Fort York Visitor Centre that choreographs views and marks distinctive public places along the way. Experienced as an integrated sequence rather than two isolated bridge spans, the bridges and landings are seamlessly woven with the landscape approach to create a memorable journey which capture a sense of arrival and renewed perspective of this dramatically changing part of the city.
With the combination of bridges, landings and landscape approaches, this proposal provides a model for investment in civic infrastructure that provides more than just bridges; but also much needed park and public spaces for the growing city.
Project Year: 2015
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Status: Invited Competition (Finalist)
Design Team: PUBLIC WORK Office for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture with Ellis Don, Architecture49 + WSP