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Jake Tobin Garrett

Jake Tobin Garrett is a writer and public space advocate in Toronto. He works as Manager of Policy and Research for Park People. Read more on his blog This Land is Parkland.

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  • Creating a Hub for Community Underneath the Gardiner

    Posted: Jul 6, 2016  

    Buildings have sprouted around this western section of the Gardiner Expressway so that now it weaves its way through some of the densest, fast-growing neighbourhoods in the city. How can we create new community amenities to serve this population?


  • A Pedestrian Bridge Under the Gardiner: Creating a Connection That is Also a Place

    Posted: Jun 16, 2016  

    A new pedestrian bridge under the Gardiner Expressway will not only be a safe way to cross Fort York Boulevard. It also aspires to be a place worth visiting in and of itself.


  • Bringing the Toronto’s Historic Shoreline to Life: the Liquid Landscape at Fort York

    Posted: May 30, 2016  

    Beneath the Gardiner Expressway the landscape around the Fort York Visitor Centre will use natural plantings of tall grasses to mimic the historic shoreline of Lake Ontario, including ice skating during the frozen months.


  • Creating a Place for Performance Under the Gardiner: Strachan Gate

    Posted: Apr 26, 2016  

    Where the Gardiner Expressway passes over Strachan Avenue, there is an opportunity to create a unique space for music, theatre and other kinds of performance.