Six Points Interchange
Six Points Interchange
City of Toronto
2013 - Present
- Urban Design
Toronto Purchase Treaty 13 (1805)
Indigenous Rights Holders
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
Anishinaabe, Attiwonderonk, Haudenosaunee, Huron Wendat
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- 2018 RAIC National Urban Design Awards - Certificate of Merit, Urban Design Plans
- 2018 Consulting Engineers of Ontario - Award of Merit
- 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards - Award of Merit
The vision for the Six Points Interchange is to transform a multi-tiered freeway junction into an engaging public realm, create connections to the surrounding neighbourhoods and amenities that are currently isolated, and elevate Etobicoke Centre into a significant regional hub. Located at the convergence of Dundas Street West, Kipling Avenue, and Bloor Street West, this '50s-era, car-focused, “spaghetti junction” will be untangled and replaced by three, grade-related intersections that will ensure pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists can co-exist safely. Six Points Interchange is a significant urban transformation project because it reclaims highways and re-imagines them as a thriving public realm. It will also be the first set of intersecting "complete streets" to be designed and built in Toronto, thereby improving connections to Kipling Station, which is being expanded into a regional transit hub over the next two years.
SvN led the landscape and urban design for Six Points Interchange. Other team members include HDR Corporation, Moon Matz Ltd, LGL Ltd, and Multiview Archeoworks. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020. Key features of the transformation include:
- Freeing up of 1.75 acres of land for parks and 15.5 acres for mixed-use development
- Public boulevards on all streets, including patio space and public art
- 526 new trees of various species and drought-tolerant decorative plantings
- 2,300 m of completely separated bike lanes
- 51 new street benches and 55 new planters
- Catch basin and storm water filtration system for boulevards
- Special pavement markings to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can co-exist safely
- Relocation of utilities to be underground
Awarded with 2018 RAIC National Urban Design Award, a 2018 Consulting Engineers of Ontario and a 2017 Toronto Urban Design Award, the Six Points Interchange will serve as a new civic centre located mid-way between Toronto’s international airport and the City’s downtown.