Toronto just got a floating pedestrian bridge and people are loving it
One of Toronto's most unique landmarks is back, completely new and improved.
"The Tommy Tompson Park Pedestrian Bridge has been reopened for public use following a complete rebuild by PortsToronto to address the structural integrity and safety concerns," announced Councillor Paula Fletcher this week.
The Leslie St. Spit Floating Pedestrian Bridge, which has been undergoing necessary repairs, was returned to the water and transported to the Spit this morning. @PortsToronto will complete the rehabilitation project and the bridge should return to operation in coming days. pic.twitter.com/mVpjs93MKt— Paula Fletcher (@PaulaFletcherTO) May 12, 2021
📢 Update on activities and enforcement at the Leslie St. Spit! TRCA and City enforcement staff continue to ensure the area remains safe and accessible for all visitors.— Paula Fletcher (@PaulaFletcherTO) May 27, 2021
The Floating Pedestrian Bridge has also reopened for public use following a complete rebuild by @PortsToronto pic.twitter.com/hw6SuQGHlc
It's a little oasis of calming nature along the lake in a city that is usually far noisier and chaotic.
#ICYMI @PortsToronto has the Leslie St. Spit Floating Pedestrian Bridge back in operations. You can safely access the rest of Tommy Thompson Park HT @Walk_TO @Ward14Bikes @Waterfront4All @TRCA_HQ #ActiveTO pic.twitter.com/diec11pxc7— Lanrick Bennett Jr. (@LanrickBennett) May 23, 2021
It wasn't always that way though, as the Leslie Street Spit used to be a far less attractive place. However, a number of revitalization projects, such as the reconstruction of the improved bridge, has turned it into one of the city's best kept secrets.
Urban Escape. May long weekend. Leslie Street Spit. pic.twitter.com/bu5xPUSmVX— Alan Habbick (@alanhabbickca) May 23, 2021
Whether it's going for a bike ride, fishing, bird watching or just strolling through nature, this is one bridge everyone should look to cross.
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