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An Update on King High Line


The overwhelming response we’ve received in support of our King High Line proposal has definitely encouraged us to continue moving forward with our goal of making the King High Line a reality.

Since publicly launching our proposal in September, we have been working to secure right-of-way across the rail bridge over King Street. Securing this will enable us to proceed with the final design of the linear park we plan to build connecting Liberty Village from the patio in front of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen at 85 Hanna Avenue to the new mixed-use King’s Club development that is now under construction on the north side of King St., east of Joe Shuster Way on the south side of the Georgetown Rail Corridor.

As the owner/developers of the properties on either end of this link, First Capital Realty and Urbancorp are committed to creating this connection at an estimated cost of $1.5 to $2.0 million - depending on final design requirements and physical constraints.


While this exciting community asset continues to move forward, we are also exploring options to elevate the western end of this linear park to join it to the proposed bridge over the rail corridor to the north. We have had preliminary discussions with a variety of government agencies, community groups, and various stakeholders regarding the feasibility of this connection to the planned extension of the West Toronto Railpath on the north side of the rail corridor in the vicinity of Sudbury and Abell Streets in order to realize our full proposal of a complete King High Line.


It is this proposed bridge over the rail corridor that is clearly the critical connection for the King High Line but also the most compelling opportunity to physically link the communities of Liberty Village, Parkdale, West Queen West, and those further north and west along the West Toronto Rail Path.


But more than this, the King High Line, when developed to its full extent, presents the greatest potential for creating a unique city landmark – a destination in and of itself – and one of the defining community assets that continues to grow Toronto’s profile as a world-class city. As we continue our discussions with local residents, businesses, governments and other interested stakeholders, we appreciate your continued support as a Friend of the King High Line, and would ask that you continue to generate discussion and support within your own personal networks. The more commitment to this project we can generate, the sooner it will become a reality.

Thanks for your support!
- The King High Line Team
— Published January 6th, 2015 —