Pedestrian Pleasures

After a period of being incommoded one turns to the papers to reconnect with the world and learns of a new footbridge. Marcus Gee in the Globe and Mail devotes a column to the opening of the footbridge that crosses under the Gardiner Expressway. The creation of architect John White is quite remarkable.

It is designed so it can be winched sideways on beams to allow for maintenance on the Gardiner, which lies just 200 millimetres above. [...] Look up and you see the concrete underbelly of the expressway, a unique view of that colossus. Look down through the tall glass walls and you see the traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard streaming by.
Toronto has its very own bridge of sighs.

And so for day 1217