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Project: Under Gardiner Seeks Name Suggestions

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The city’s big park plan launches a naming brainstorm campaign

Urban designer Ken Greenberg and landscape architecture firm Public Work are reimagining the area under the western portion of the Gardiner Expressway as a linear park. The raised roadway’s supporting columns and beams will act as partitions along a 1.75-kilometre multi-use trail, carving out space for skating and concerts. Funded by philanthropists Judy and Wil Matthews and managed by Waterfront Toronto, the project is racing to start construction in time for a 2017 opening.

But what will this transformed underpass be called? Waterfront Toronto is inviting anyone with suggestions to submit their ideas before the end of the month. A jury of local designers, artists and social activists will select their favourites, which will then be put to public vote in May. The winning moniker is set to be announced in July.

Originally published in our Spring 2016 issue as Highway to Belle.

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