Plant Architect has worked collaboratively with the City of Guelph to develop a trail and bridge design to provide pedestrian and cyclist access over the Speed River next to the railway tracks adjacent to the new Metalworks development. The proposed design aims to improve pedestrian safety, link the St Patrick Ward and Downtown, create a new gathering space that emphasizes views from the bridge, protect and enhance the environment, and evoke the industrial character of the Ward.
The landscape design will extend East from the bridge along a shared pedestrian/cyclist trail to Arthur Street, and West from the bridge through a Plaza under the existing raised railway viaduct and to the intersection at MacDonnell and Wellington East. The South end of the Plaza will connect to the existing pedestrian sidewalk that runs South through Heritage Park to Neeve Street.
Consultation has concluded