New Bridge Arrives on Toronto’s Waterfront This Fall

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 left Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on October 29th, 2020 to travel to Toronto via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Read this blog to learn more about how the bridges were designed.

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!

Explore this map to see where we’re building new bridges in the Port Lands.

Waterfront Toronto tracked the bridge’s progress on twitter using #BridgeWatchTO to give daily updates on the bridge’s location. Click on the images below to see its location on a certain day.

Waterfront Toronto held a live event to mark the arrival of the first of four new bridges for Toronto’s Port Lands.

Local officials travelled to the construction site to celebrate this important milestone.

Explore this map to see where we’re building new bridges in the Port Lands.

The Port Lands Time Capsule

As the new bridge is installed, we buried a time capsule containing flags created at past workshops, seen here displayed as bunting at an event last year, as well as flags that were submitted to us in the lead-up to the bridge’s installation.

Waterfront Toronto President and CEO, George Zegarac, holding the time capsule in front of the bridge.

The time capsule will be opened in 2024 when our new parks, roads, river and bridges are all complete.