Spadina to Lower Simcoe
This district is marked by a cultural and tourist plateau to the north of the Gardiner Expressway, and a low-elevation waterfront neighbourhood to the south. Here, improvements to underutilized spaces along Lake Shore Boulevard, including traffic medians and Under-Gardiner intersections, will grant more people safe, comfortable, and inspiring access points to one of the City’s greatest assets, Lake Ontario.
While iconic Toronto landmarks like the CN tower, the Rogers Center, and Ripley’s Aquarium are located within metres of Lake Ontario, it is incredibly difficult to actually get to the waterfront from any of these major attractions. An improved public realm along, and under, the Gardiner Expressway could mitigate the existing barriers, and re-connect these iconic landmarks.