Four new bridges will soon connect downtown Toronto to the future Villiers Island, the new island that will be created by extending the Don River through the Port Lands. The first of these bridges arrived in Toronto in November 2020. The second bridge arrived in May 2021. Both travelled from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to Toronto via the St. Lawrence Seaway.
The Commissioners Street bridge is being shipped to Toronto in two sections. The western half is arriving in May. The eastern half is scheduled to arrive in Summer 2021.
- The western half of the bridge weighs 650 tonnes and measures 83 metres long
- The full Commissioners Street Bridge is the longest bridge we’re building, 152 metres long
Watch this highlight reel of the bridge’s journey from the east coast to Toronto.
We kicked off the bridge’s journey, live from the east coast. The virtual watch party wished the bridge a Bon Voyage!
Waterfront Toronto tracked the bridge’s progress on twitter using #BridgeWatchTO to give daily updates on the bridge’s location. A live event was held to mark the arrival of the first of the four new bridges for Toronto’s Port Lands. Local officials travelled to the construction site to celebrate this important milestone.
Check out the route the bridges will travel to get from Dartmouth to Toronto.