The City has begun detailed design in preparation for construction of the King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycle Bridge in 2018.


The City of Toronto has completed a Environmental Assessment for a new pedestrian/cycling bridge that will provide a connection from Western Battery Road to Duoro Street.

On November 29, 2011, City Council authorized staff to issue a Notice of Completion for this study.

The approved design is a bridge spanning the rail corridor between the west end of Douro Street and the west end of Western Battery Road. In order for the bridge to be fully accessible to all users, stairs and an elevator are recommended at each end.

Environmental Study Report (ESR)

The Environmental Study Report (ESR) documents the planning and decision making process followed in this study, including consultation practices, which has been followed to arrive at the preferred solution. The ESR also sets out the mitigating measures proposed to avoid or minimize environmental impacts.

King-Liberty Pedestrian/Cyclist Link Class Environmental Assessment Study

If you are interested in the appendixes of the study, please contact Jason Diceman.

What is a Class Environmental Assessment?

Ontario’s Environmental Assessment (EA) program promotes good environmental planning by determining and managing the potential effects of a project prior to implementation.

The EA program ensures that public concerns are heard. EA balances economic, social, cultural and natural environmental needs so that projects benefit Ontario.

This study is being carried out according to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. This is an approved approach to satisfying requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act specifically tailored to municipal infrastructure. The process includes identifying the problem or opportunity to be addressed, developing and evaluating a range of alternative solutions, providing opportunities for public input and identifying a preferred solution.