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.
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.
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