TORONTO – Mayoral candidate Giorgio Mammoliti has unveiled his vision for the city’s waterfront, should he be elected as Toronto’s leading man in the fall.
His plan includes banning cars from the Gardiner Expressway, and turning the elevated highway into a skyway for transit, cyclists and pedestrians.
Mammoliti told 680News the planned project “gets rid of all of the cars, converts it into rapid transit that takes you right out to the airport, so one side would be rapid transit. The other side would be a park setting that would allow people to ride their bike, rollerblade, jog.”
“When I refer to the new skyway, I refer to opening up like Moses opened up the sea. And you’ll be able to see right through it. You’ll be able to see up, you’ll be able to see the sky, and it’s going to make everybody feel great, just like Moses did,” he added.
As a result, Lakeshore Blvd would be widened to eight lanes, but drivers would have to pay a two dollar toll during rush hours.
Thestar.com said the $1.3 billion, four year plan was the brainchild of two University of Toronto professors.
The project would be paid for with revenue from a casino in the Toronto harbour, as well as road tolls and parking fees.