December 6, 2022

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Canada, Toronto This is how it turns out: a large thatched garden above the railway line brings the center together with the lake.

The five skyscrapers are connected together by floating gardens. In Toronto, a new neighborhood is about to be born above the railroad, where greenery is connected to residential, tourist and cultural areas. The architects of Safdie Architects, in conjunction with Pwp Landscape Architecture and Arup Engineering, want to expand the 6.5-hectare (65,000 sq m) area west of the CN Tower to become an integrated park that reconnects the center of the lake. In fact, the railway has so far blocked its direct route.

Instead of interfering with the tracks, it was decided to take care of them. But the bridges are so high and surrounded by greenery that the noise of trains is rarely heard. This is because the entire district will be redesigned to change the city’s climate, allowing for more openness, increasing sunlight, and thanks to the five skyscrapers connected to each other by sturdy high bridges.


Photo Tips: Safdie Architects


“As Toronto expands westward, the railway field has become a brutal barrier between the King West community and the burgeoning Lake Home District. We will use height and curves to cross.

Photo Tips: Safdie Architects

Photo Tips: Safdie Architects


The “Multilevel” park offers long walks, leisure areas, bicycle paths, playgrounds, ramps, escalators and elevators. No need to enter through the shopping arcade, free movement from the surrounding streets is also guaranteed. At the time of public review of the project: “Only by combining the resources of the public and private sectors can a large public park be created, which not only solves the challenge of an active railroad, but also guarantees quality and maintenance. Future”.

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