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Urban gondola proposed across the Don Valley

Last Updated Feb 19, 2016 at 4:20 pm EDT

Images of a proposed cable car across the Don Valley to the Evergreen Brickworks, Feb. 19, 2016. Images courtesy: Donvalleycablecar.com

Toronto could soon have a new way to admire the fall colours, and get to a popular farmer’s market and event site.

A private company is making a proposal for an urban gondola which would run from Broadview subway station to the Evergreen Brickworks.

The CEO of Bullwheel International Cable Car told the Toronto Star that the $25-million project would be built and operated with private money.


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The gondola would carry 40 heated and fully-accessible cars which would carry about eight people each and contain bike racks. The ride would take approximately eight minutes.

Images of the proposed urban gondola, Feb. 19, 2016. Image courtesy: Donvalleycablecar.com
Images of the proposed urban gondola, Feb. 19, 2016. Image courtesy: Donvalleycablecar.com

The project wouldn’t be considered a part of the transit system but “recreational infrastructure,” similar to the Toronto island ferries.

The company says its vision is to “build a gateway to the Lower Don Valley and thereby help reconnect the city, its residents and visitors to Toronto‚Äôs unique ecological ravine heritage.”

The trip would also give riders with a breathtaking view of the Don Valley, especially when the leaves change in Autumn.

Images of a proposed cable car across the Don Valley to the Evergreen Brickworks, Feb. 19, 2016. Images courtesy: Donvalleycablecar.com
Images of a proposed cable car across the Don Valley to the Evergreen Brickworks, Feb. 19, 2016. Images courtesy: Donvalleycablecar.com

A round trip would cost about $10.

The company says tourists would pay more than Torontonians.

The Don Valley Cable Car project team will host a community information session on Mar. 8 at the Estonian House in the Broadview and Danforth area to provide details about the project.

The project is estimated to take four years to complete.

A map of the proposed urban gondola, Feb. 19, 2016. Image courtesy: Donvalleycablecar.com
A map of the proposed urban gondola, Feb. 19, 2016. Image courtesy: Donvalleycablecar.com

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