A milestone moment occurred on site at George Brown College waterfront campus this past Monday – the elevated pedestrian walkway (or “pedway”) was raised and set, connecting the fifth floor of Limberlost Place, our mass timber project designed with Acton Ostry Architects Inc., and the sixth floor of the neighbouring Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences.
It was quite the spectacle to see this beautifully assembled bridge, whose mass timber components were manufactured by Nordic Structures, lifted by crane into the air and carefully installed between these two campus buildings. This pedway will provide a quick and comfortable circulation path from one space to another, avoiding both any traffic below and inclement weather. Hats off to all those involved at PCL Construction to make this major move a success.
The group photo leading this post captures a number of the MTA leaders who helped bring this ground-breaking design to life – from left to right: Phil Silverstein (Project Manager), Adrienne Tam (Architect), Carol Phillips (Partner in Charge), and Jay Zhao (Architect).