Main Subway Station + Danforth GO Station Pedestrian Connection

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Type: Public Realm Study    

The Danforth GO Station and the Main Subway Station are only 300 m apart, but they are very poorly connected. And with the planned improvements to the frequency of the GO service and better integration between the two transit systems, this connection will become even more critical.
Currently, users who walk between the GO station and the subway station have to use stairs or a steep ramp, and the walk is unpleasant since the path is below the street.
The existing connection goes through two private properties; the proposal explores an improvement to the connection, that can be implemented as part of redevelopment on these properties.
The proposed solution creates a milder slope by connecting the path and Main street further from the GO station. This makes the elevation difference that needs to be navigated smaller and stretches the climb over a longer distance.