One of the 1st items many people who come to live in the Junction wish for is a bridge over the tracks to connect the two areas north and south of Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. This has been an always ongoing discussion in the Junction and while there are some locations for the ground fall of the bridge on the north side of the tracks there are few if any on the south side.
This want/need? in bound to get even more community interest as development on the north side of tracks increases. Although this author can see such as bridge, …which the author is not so interested in having but wonders if it would be a good community addition… would service a very small section of the the community.
A railroad bridge in the Junction would probably be well used residents just north of Annette St. Would those people living south of Annette St. walk or ride over the bridge enough to justify building a bridge, and would northern residents come south over the bridge?
..well here the info on the King Liberty area Railroad topping bridge….
The City of Toronto undertook the
“Toronto West-Central Area Strategic
Network Review” in 2006 and identified
the need to better integrate the communities
north and south of the CN/GO railway corridor
between Atlantic Avenue and Strachan
Avenue. At its meeting of February 13, 2007,
Toronto and East York Community Council
in considering a further report on a proposed
pedestrian link at this location (TE3.45)
recommended that Transportation Services
undertake an Environmental Assessment (EA)
study for a Pedestrian Link between King
Street West and Liberty Village.
This item was considered by Public Works and Infrastructure Committee
on November 3, 2011 and was adopted with amendments.
It will be considered by City Council on November 29, 2011.
further in package Reference Drawings / Plans / Profiles appendix_e_reference_drawings and Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment appendix_d_arch_assessment