weston pedestrian bridge

Toronto is getting a fancy new pedestrian bridge

It's been a long time coming, but the John Street Bridge is finally set to open this week. The long delayed bit of infrastructure at the Weston GO Station has actually been finished for a long time and was slated to open last fall (yes, a year ago), but discussions between Metrolinx and the city of Toronto regarding its future maintenance had kept it fenced off.

Now, after significant public outcry, it will open this Friday, some three years after work on the UP Express necessitated that area residents do a loop around the area to get from the residential side of John St. to the commercial area at Weston Rd.

weston pedestrian bridge

Designed by DTAH, the contract was awarded through an international design competition. It's a smart-looking structure reminiscent of Santiago Calatrava's Mimico Creek Bridge, and will help connect the surround area to the planned arts and culture hub that's coming to Weston.

It shouldn't have taken this long to open, but it will soon become an elegant bit of infrastructure in a burgeoning neighbourhood.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

A neighbourhood in Toronto is now filled with inflatable holiday llamas

New report shows Ontario's COVID response not actually led by chief health expert

Ontario releases official guidelines for celebrating holidays amid the pandemic

People in Toronto are demanding that the city allow tiny shelters this winter

Toronto taxi driver hailed as hero for rescuing pigeon from traffic

Here's what you need to know about the Toronto Zoo's new holiday drive-thru

Toronto neighbourhood uses For Lease signs to shed light on struggling small businesses

Here are the rules for mask usage during Toronto's lockdown