Glen Road Public Space South of Tunnel feedback form. Please send in your comments by July 26, 2021.

 

wide pedestrian bridge with high railing and fence
Artist rendering of the proposed bridge design.

The Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge (Morley Callaghan Footbridge) and Tunnel cross the Rosedale Valley Ravine and Bloor Street East to connect the neighbourhoods of Rosedale and North St James Town. The City of Toronto is currently completing detailed design work for the replacement and widening of both the bridge and tunnel.

Updates to the project since the completion of the Environmental Assessment:

  • Addition of a multi-use sloped path connecting the bridge and Bloor Street East
  • Replacement of the existing staircase on the north side of Bloor Street East
  • Public realm improvements on Glen Road south of Bloor Street East
  • Addition of bridge barriers with integrated lighting
  • Integration of public art by Couzyn Van Heuvelen on the tunnel walls

To find out more these updates and more, view the project’s second presentation to the Design Review Panel: Glen Road Bridge Tunnel July 2020 presentation

Construction is expected to begin on the bridge and tunnel Fall 2021 or early 2022 and will take at least two years. Timing will be confirmed once a detailed construction schedule is created with the contractors.

As part of the Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge & Tunnel Replacement project, the City of Toronto will be upgrading the public space at the end of Glen Road, south of the existing tunnel.

Major features of the new design include:

  • Larger and reconfigured plaza area
  • Relocated and expanded green space
  • New sidewalk connection on the east side to support the mobility needs of people of all ages and abilities
  • Measures to enhance public safety

The City hosted an online community meeting on July 8, 2021.

Send us your comments using the feedback form.

Please send in your comments by July 26, 2021.

 

Previous bridge rehabilitation was completed in 2001. Emergency repairs to the structure were completed in early 2015. Inspections to ensure the safety of the bridge continue to take place annually.

Located Between Bloor Street East and South Rosedale

Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge & Tunnel Study Map of the Study Area
Map of the Study Area

This pedestrian-only structure between Sherbourne Street and Parliament Street, spanning the Rosedale Valley Road, provides a north-south connection from the north side of Bloor Street East to the intersection of Glen Road and Dale Avenue. Study area includes pedestrian tunnel.

Over a Century of History

Photo of Glen Road Bridge, 1895
Glen Road Bridge, 1895

For over 130 years, Glen Road has had a bridge over Rosedale Valley, connecting the community of Rosedale to the city. This study respects the importance of this historic connection and will give appropriate consideration to the cultural heritage value of the bridge structure. The bridge is listed on the City’s inventory of heritage bridges and is part of the South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District.

Transportation Services is working closely with Heritage Toronto to ensure the future of the bridge honours its history, and that heritage elements are preserved where possible.

In 1992 a bylaw was enacted to formally change the name of the Glen Road Footbridge to the Morley Callaghan Footbridge.

For this project, we use “Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge” for sake of local recognition.

Previous bridge rehabilitation was completed in 2001.  Emergency repairs on the structure were completed in early 2015, with ongoing annual inspections to ensure the safety of the bridge.

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Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

 

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