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Toronto plans to use its urban freeway as the roof of a massive park

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 10, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Jane Mountain last modified Dec 09, 2015

The undersides of highway overpasses are usually dank and dirty no man's lands, rife with the stench of things we'd rather not smell. Urban developers in many cities, like Madrid, Seoul, and Seattle, are removing the offending structures, re-developing the areas into green zones, perfect for cyclists and pedestrians. In Toronto, which seems to have more than its share of vocal pro-car citizens, the solution is going to look a little different. Instead of demolishing the Gardiner Expressway, an...




 

 

urban development, urban architecture, freeway, highway development, Toronto, Canada, Seoul Korea, Gardiner Expressway development, downtown Toronto, urban parks, bicycle infrastructure

The undersides of highway overpasses are usually dank and dirty no man’s lands, rife with the stench of things we’d rather not smell. Urban developers in many cities, like Madrid, Seoul, and Seattle, are removing the offending structures, and re-developing the areas into green zones, perfect for cyclists and pedestrians. In Toronto, which seems to have more than its share of vocal pro-car citizens, the solution is going to look a little different. Instead of demolishing the Gardiner Expressway, an enormous raised highway which divides most of Toronto from its gorgeous lakefront property, the City plans to use the highway as a roof for a giant extended park.

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