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City of Toronto to replace Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge

DCN-JOC News Services
City of Toronto to replace Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge
CITY OF TORONTO—The proposed bridge design for the Glen Road pedestrian bridge in Toronto features a wide pedestrian bridge with high railing and fence.

TORONTO—The City of Toronto is moving ahead with plans to reconstruct the Glen Road pedestrian bridge, also known as the Morley Callaghan Footbridge, which crosses the Rosedale Valley Ravine and the pedestrian tunnel under Bloor Street East.

The bridge connects the neighbourhoods of Rosedale and North St. James Town.

According to the city’s website, the project involves:

  • Removing existing bridge, tunnel, retaining walls and north of Bloor Street East staircase including footings and structural elements (e.g. fences, steel beam guide rails);
  • constructing a new bridge and tunnel, including foundation;
  • constructing a new barrier-free accessible pathway from Bloor Street East to the landing between new bridge and tunnel;
  • installing new railings on the pathway, staircase, parapet wall, bridge approaches and bridge deck;
  • installing new streetscaping elements in the public space on Glen Road south near the TTC subway entrance, including a new retaining wall, paver stones, lighting and plantings;
  • extending existing sidewalk on the east side of Glen Road, south of the tunnel;
  • installing new artistic bollards at the tunnel entrance and new art on concrete tunnel walls; and
  • installing new light poles and surface-mounted strip light fixtures along bridge railings and tunnel walls.

Construction is expected to begin with the bridge removal in early spring 2022 and will take at least two years to complete. Prior to beginning this work, traffic control set-up, tree protection/removal and implementation of erosion control measures will be required.

 

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