In 2019, the City of Toronto initiated a project to revitalize the Governor’s Bridge Lookout at Don Valley Brick Works Park. Working in close collaboration with the Governors Bridge Ratepayers Association and in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, a concept design was completed throughout 2019.
The existing original Lookout structure has long been a destination spot in Don Valley Brick Works Park, offering impressive views of downtown through the Don Valley, as well as the entirety of the park below. The current Lookout also recognizes the Governors Bridge Rate Payers Association for their important advocacy and support for the park during its inception, as well their funding contribution towards the original lookout.
The existing lookout, installed when the park first opened, has experienced a number of challenges and is in need of improvements. This project aims to resolve current issues with the existing lookout, such as:
Working with designers PLANT Architect Inc., the City of Toronto, Toronto Regional Conservation Authority and the Governor’s Bridge Ratepayers Association community worked collaboratively throughout 2019 to develop an exciting new concept design for a revitalized lookout based on the following objectives:
A detailed design process will follow through 2021 based on the concept design obtained through working with the GBRA Community. This process will involve all relevant technical studies, design packages and relevant approvals necessary for implementation.
Implementation will follow the completion of detailed design and approvals, pending available funding.