Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge officially opens

Designed by WilkinsonEyre with Zeidler, the new highly anticipated Eaton Centre Bridge in Toronto is now open. A dynamic sculptural landmark with an elegant play on geometries, the pedestrian bridge creates a skywalk to move between two of Toronto’s prime shopping destinations - Cadillac Fairview’s Toronto Eaton Centre with Hudson’s Bay, and Saks Fifth Avenue across Queen Street.

The wave-like structure unites old and new, twisting its bronze cladded form from the curved archway of Hudson Bay’s Victorian façade, graduating into expansive glass panels to unify with the modern rectangular geometry of the glass fronted Eaton Centre. The dynamic design, spanning 35 metres across Queen Street is composed of 200 etched bronze panels and 355 curved glass panels. 

Director Dominic Bettison, says; “The elegant new CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge provides a huge improvement to the quality of the urban realm along Queen Street. The dramatic twisting form of the bridge and the incorporation of materials such as bronze and glass panelling helps to link the historic Hudson Bay Building to the more modern Toronto Eaton centre in a metaphorical hand shake between buildings across Queen Street."