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Green Ribbon LogoThe Green Ribbon proposes revitalizing Toronto by embracing our existing infrastructure, and turning it into something remarkable.

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Gardiner Green Ribbon


7km of Green Roof Over the Existing Elevated Gardiner Expressway


  • New recreational parkland
  • Safe bicycle paths
  • Urban farming
  • Public art installations
  • Tourism and economic growth
  • Eighty acres of green roof
  • Reduced heat island effect
  • Clean energy production
  • Protection from decay
  • Increased property values


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This creative adaptive reuse of infrastructure which has suffered decades of neglect will enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety, protect a vital transportation artery, and retain the existing structure for future reuse in a post-automobile era.

…and it’s surprisingly affordable.

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Innovative and precedent setting, the design provides a new methodology for repurposing aging infrastructure in an economical, sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Predicted increases in property value and further development of neighbourhoods from the Lower Port Lands to Liberty Village are supported by integrating this active green space into the core of the city.

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Les Klein Discusses the Gardiner Green Ribbon

MASS Talk no. 7 from MASS LBP on Vimeo.

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