Category: Waterfront ReConnect

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Toronto intersection underneath highway with blue concrete columns and two colourful boom lifts on either side of the street.
Waterfront Reconnect projects open at York St and Simcoe St

June 1, 2023

Temporary street-level interventions add light, colour and enhanced waterfront connectivity at York and Simcoe Streets. Following a national design competition completed in early 2022, today The Bentway announced the opening of two projects that explore new strategies for improved intersections under the Gardiner Expressway. Waterfront ReConnect continues the organization’s creative work to re-imagine the Gardiner […]

Waterfront ReConnect: Other Finalists in the 2022 Design Competition 

June 1, 2023

Waterfront ReConnect challenged proponents to explore and expose the layered histories of the Gardiner, to address safety, reinforce a sense of arrival and transition, and transform an obstacle into an opportunity for enhanced connectivity. Drawing on The Bentway’s spirit of adaptation and innovation, six design teams from across the country were selected to participate in […]

Waterfront ReConnect: Jury for the 2022 Design Competition 

May 31, 2023

To select the winning Waterfront ReConnect proposals, we convened a dedicated group of key local stakeholders, design experts, public space animators, and Bentway staff. Jury: York Street Claire Breukel ProjectArt A graduate from the University of Cape Town and Hunter College New York (MA Hon), South African-born Claire Breukel was introduced to the USA through […]

Pedestrians explore a colourful wall under an expressway.
Waterfront ReConnect: Pixel Story

On view now

Pixel Story references the multitude of vantages, scales, speeds, and distances at which to view the Expressway, enticing passersby to move forward towards the waterfront, or pause to reflect on its diverse stories.

An intersection under an urban highway is painted blue; maintenance equipment have been converted into bright, friendly characters with "googly eyes" overlooking passers-by
Waterfront ReConnect: Boom Town

On view now

Boom Town employs vibrant colour, playful characters, and environmental lighting to enliven the York Street intersection, improving safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.