Donald Quinn +
Trains establish connections between distant places, but in west Toronto the rail lines has created a physical and psychological barrier that has divided the neighbouring communities. Yet, the train tracks have had a significant role in defining the character of west Toronto and, if embraced as an asset, will continue to add interest to this area. Perspective Park resolves the barrier issue with a series of raised paths that lift visitors and create connections across the divide, while engages people with the train by providing views of the tracks.
New perspectives are offered as pedestrians enjoy a stroll through the tree canopy, surrounded by landscape, with cyclists racing overhead, and the trains rumbling below.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
DANIELS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, AND DESIGN
LAN2014 | DESIGN STUDIO 4
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR BEHNAZ ASSADI