Simcoe to Yonge
In this hyper-urban stretch, the presence of Lake Shore Boulevard West below the elevated expressway forms a double-stacked highway with high-speed traffic on both levels. At the ground level, a mix of residential lobbies, enlarged traffic medians, and back-of-house conditions compose a dynamic and lively streetscape that supports the vertical communities and connects the City to waterfront destinations
This section of the Corridor reflects a critical mass of new development and activity. The public realm below the Gardiner coexists with residential towers, office buildings, major sports venues, and the Union GO Bus terminal at CIBC Square. With such a range of users and an ever-increasing demand for space, the Public Realm Plan seeks to increase pedestrian safety as well as comfort for residents, employees, and all those looking to access and enjoy waterfront amenities and cultural destinations.