Dufferin to Strachan
This district is characterized by linear spaces including Manitoba Drive, a TTC loop, a long straight Under Gardiner space (currently used as a Green P lot), and large enclosed storage rooms under the Gardiner Expressway. The Gardiner and rail corridor act as a barrier between Liberty Village to the north and Exhibition Place, The Bentway Phase 1 site, Ontario Place, and other waterfront destinations. With the introduction of the Ontario Line terminus station, the Exhibition Anchor district will play a critical role in enhancing connectivity for transit users, local residents, tourists, and event-goers.
The last station of the Ontario Line is planned at Exhibition Place, which will create a major transit hub on the western edge of downtown, resulting in new and faster connections for local and regional travelers. The Under Gardiner Public Realm Plan explores improved active transportation links in this area to strengthen first mile/last mile connection and multi-modal interfaces, as well as opportunities for adjacent cultural and recreational activities.