Walk, jog, cycle - or just sit and relax in an extraordinary all-weather park.

skyPATH is proposed to be the greatest new pedestrian and cycling amenity in the city’s history, and destined to become a major tourist attraction.

Thanks to the tremendous strength of the viaduct supporting pylons, cables and deck, skyPATH would be constructed under the viaduct deck in a manner to maximize exposure to east, south and west sunlight.


skyPATH would be built the entire length of the viaduct, serving the central waterfront from Fort York to the East Bayfront/Don Valley.  This all-season linear park complements the exisitng PATH underground network and helps eliminate the real physical barrier – the western portion of the railway corridor – by providing north-south connections across the huge corridor.  In particular, the emerging Fort York neighbourhood and Cityplace residents who work in the downtown core, would literally be able to walk, jog or cycle to work regardless of inclement weather.

skyPATH would be entirely funded by residential and commercial developers for access to its priceless all season connections and recreational possibilities.  This linear park will be valued by the entire city and appreciate the value of all residences and businesses nearby.  This in turn would help mitigate potential opposition to the viaduct itself.

skyPATH is envisioned as Toronto’s “hanging gardens of Babylon” via a unique mix of recreation (jogging, cycling and walking), extraordinary gardens and sculptural installations by leading Canadian artisans. 

Partnerships would include:

Toronto Parks and Recreation.

 botanical and horticultural organizations.

 boards of education and other learning organizations.

 local artists, performers and other arts associations.

 pedestrian, cycling and neighbourhood associations.

skyPATH is destined to become a world-renowned tourist attraction and the ideal companion project to Toronto’s 2015 World Expo bid.

 


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