Anticipated construction of King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycle Bridge to begin early 2018.
Anticipated completion is early 2019.

Public Consultation on Detailed Design

The City of Toronto is in the final stages of detailed design for the new pedestrian/cycling bridge to be constructed over the Metrolinx Union Station Rail Corridor, from Douro Street to the western leg of Western Battery Road.

This new bridge will provide a convenient and more direct route from Liberty Village to King Street West between Atlantic Avenue and Strachan Avenue.

The location and general design of the bridge was endorsed by City Council in December 2011.

We invite you to review and comment on the detailed design of the bridge and related landscaping.

King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycle Bridge study area
Map of bridge location

Approved Design to Date

The following design was endorsed by Council in 2011, after public consultation within the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process:

Graphic of approved design for bridge

  • The bridge location will be aligned with the western legs of both Douro Street and Western Battery Road.
  • A 5 metre wide covered and mostly enclosed deck will span the entirety of the 45 m wide Metrolinx rail corridor.
  • Access to the bridge will be provided by a staircase (with a bicycle channel) on each side, as well as elevators for barrier-free access
  • All passageways and approaches will be illuminated for 24 hour access.
  • Security measures, such as closed-circuit cameras and emergency call buttons will be provided.

Following a public consultation event in December 2016, the following elements have also now been planned for the final design:

  • security measures including four cameras and multiple emergency call buttons
  • public art to be included
  • open stairs and parapets to increase visibility and reduce loitering

Public Consultation History

See the King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycle Bridge Environmental Assessment