Anyone familiar with Toronto will know that the Gardiner Expressway is typically a subject of division in the city, with polarized opinions about its continued role as part of the city's infrastructure.
However with the launch of The Bentway (formerly "Project: Under Gardiner") in 2015—a project that sees the underside of the Gardiner as a valuable public amenity rather than an urban throwaway space—the imaginations of Torontonians (and those further afield) were fully captured. Phase 1 of the project is set to open in 2018 after a frenzied 2 year design, tender & construction period.
I've been proud to be involved in visualizing this project from the beginning, first as an employee and then as a freelancer for Public Work. Along with everyone else in Toronto I'm looking forward to seeing the space in real life, and I'm sure it's going to be even better than what you see below.