Eaton Centre Bridge

Eaton Centre skybridge to get extreme makeover

The arrival of Saks at Yonge and Queen will bring a number of changes to the existing heritage building, the most obvious of which will be a makeover to the pedestrian bridge that links the old Hudson Bay to the Eaton Centre. The bridge isn't exactly an eyesore, but given the status Saks hopes to cultivate, the idea is to make this bit of infrastructure a showstopper.

It's all part of plans to breathe new life into the century-old building, which will also include a three level food hall and cosmetic updates to the exterior facade. It's also, no doubt, designed to highlight the link with the Eaton Centre, of which the Bay building isn't technically a part.

The proposed bridge touts a helix-like design and floor-to-ceiling glass panels. It's far more elegant than the existing link, which looks rather utilitarian in comparison. Saks is set to open in the spring of 2016. Construction is underway at the site of its 150,000 square foot flagship store in the Bay building, though the bridge will likely be one of the last components of the renovation.

What do you think of the proposed bridge design? Hot or not?


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