ReclaimTheName is a campaign that invites Torontonians to help come up with a permanent name for the space that will be transformed by Project: Under Gardiner. The project is reclaiming 10 acres (four hectares) of forgotten space beneath the Gardiner Expressway, from just west of Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue. The vision includes a continuous multi-use trail, an iconic new crossing at Fort York Boulevard for pedestrians and cyclists, a grand staircase at Strachan that will double as seating for an urban theatre, and a series of flexible year-round performance and programming spaces for use by the community.
Want to know more? Download Waterfront Toronto’s DIY Naming Toolkit (PDF) for help and inspiration to host your own group brainstorm or party. Then, visit the project website to submit your name to the campaign by April 1, 2016.
Public Meeting – April 7, 2016
You are invited to attend the first public meeting about the plans for Project: Under Gardiner and the related Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. This public meeting will tell you more about the project and its objectives. A series of early designs will be presented for public comment and feedback.
Your participation and ideas are important and will help to shape the future of this new multi-use trail and series of public spaces.
Date: April 7, 2016
Time: Drop-in 6:45pm to 7:30pm, Presentation and Facilitated Discussion 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queens Quay W. at Bathurst Street.
Transit: Take the 511 Bathurst streetcar south to Fleet Street. Walk south to Queens Quay and east to the main entrance of the community centre. OR: take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar from Union Station to Queens Quay West at Dan Leckie Way West Side. Cross to the south side of Queens Quay and then walk west to the main entrance of the community centre.
Accessibility: Barrier-free access to the community centre is through the main entrance at the northwest corner of the building.
From Waterfront Toronto’s March newsletter: