Sunday, November 2, 2014

Reuse Of Lost Space

This shot is taken along the walkway into the Fort York visitor centre which I showed you a couple of days ago. You can see a bit of the steel wall of the centre off to the left of these large supports for the Gardiner Expressway which runs overhead along our lakeshore. This area has always been rather derelict and unused but now the centre has planted grasses and put in pathways leading up to the fort and while I was there you could see people actually walking through here. It's a good thing!

20 comments:

Gosia k said...

fantastic idea and people are happy because they can be active.

Taken For Granted said...

It is great to see proper use of these spaces under expressways. Cities lose land to these elevated roadways, so it is good to see this development.

TexWisGirl said...

that's pretty cool!

Birdman said...

I like the shadows falling and tall stanchions.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a good thing. It loos so neat and tidy for under a freeway.

LĂșcia said...

A simple change can make all the difference! ;-)

cieldequimper said...

I hope it is well lit at night...

Bruce Clark said...

Love the repeating lines in this shot.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very solid looking structure, great angle!

Revrunner said...

I'm glad people are finding innovative ways to use this kinds of space.

Lois said...

How nice that it has been spruced up and people are using it! Nice shot.

William Kendall said...

Some use of that area is a good thing, after all this time.

Michelle said...

A very good shot of the area. Nice that they made improvements.

Randy said...

Nice shot.

Stephanie said...

This is pretty cool from this angle looking down to the building.

Cloudia said...

Smart planning reinvents a dead space. Love it!




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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is a good thing for sure! And a great picture ... Wonderful perspective.

Luis Gomez said...

This is great. I truly love it when we do this kind of thing in our cities.

Jack said...

It has a nice architectural look to it. Much better than most land under bridges. (Though sometimes I like the raw look of infrastructure gained from wandering under facilities that are not intended to be seen from the underbelly.)

The Greenockian said...

Fabulous photo!