Post #2 of my walk from yesterday. We left off looking north from Villiers at the new Valley wall. Again, my preference is to post pics in the order that I took them, so be patient and scroll....
Photos taken October 23rd, 2022:
Villiers looks like a bit of wasteland at the moment; but WT has opted to place giant pictures of the work site in the former median of the road:
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Yes, it Villiers very muddy and will, of course, be rebuilt. New ommissioners will be a vast improvement and there are plans, or hopes, to have bike tracks on it from New Cherry to Leslie.I recently saw that the reopening of Commisioners St has been pushed back from January 31 to March 31 (and probably will again). Once it reopens, does anyone know if the temporary cycling route of Villiers -> Saulter -> Commisioners will switch fully to Commisioners? The section on Villiers is constantly unrideable due to giant deep puddles and mud, with jersey barriers that trap you in.
Thank you. Good to know because that one stretch being horrible ruins the entire temporary route. Now lets hope Commissioners actually reopens by spring 2023...Yes, it Villiers very muddy and will, of course, be rebuilt. New ommissioners will be a vast improvement and there are plans, or hopes, to have bike tracks on it from New Cherry to Leslie.
Don't forget that the tracks on Villiers & Commissioners are really ALL temporary diversion tracks from the track along north side of Lake Shore Blvd from Don River to Logan ( and further east) which is unavailable while they work on LSE. When the work on LS is finished (late 2023??) the track there will be vastly better but, even so, a good track on Commissioners from New Cherry to Leslie would be great and it IS in the plans.Thank you. Good to know because that one stretch being horrible ruins the entire temporary route. Now lets hope Commissioners actually reopens by spring 2023...
The only problem I'm seeing with the view from the cherry street south bridge is that I feel the view of the CN tower might get disrupted. As you walk along the bridge the atlas crane blocks a chunk of the view albeit it will be a very good addition to the spot. So as you walk along the bridge to get the atlas crane out of the view, there is a very nice view of the skyline. However, I feel this might be short-lived. After the highest pinnacle one yonge building is up, it will block the CN tower partially. Without the atlas crane the view of the skyline would be spectacular even with the new building so it is quite the dilemmaPost #3 (I think the final one) from my walk of the Portlands yesterday.
We left off having visited the newly open bridge on Cherry Street, next we will look at some views from that bridge, of Promontory Park under construction and of the more Northerly Cherry Street bridges.
Photos taken October 23rd, 2022:
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Here's a view of those Commissioner Street bridges from the 1st post; but now looking back from the west, to the east. Note the hirises in the background, a very long way away (5.5km from the bridges, and about 6.3km from where the photo is taken:
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Cherry Street North Bridges, looking north from the Cherry Street Diversion:
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Cherry North bridges from existing Cherry bridge across Keating Channel:
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Finally, Cherry North Bridges, look from the north-west to the south east (from Lake Shore Blvd)
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