The Don Valley Cable Car project is being proposed as a way to link people to greenspace and attract tourism in Toronto. The cable car route would allow people to ride over the Don Valley from Danforth Avenue in Riverdale to the Evergreen Brickworks.
The company’s website promises an “environmentally-friendly and iconic piece of recreational infrastructure.”
The ride will not go over any residential areas, but will need to work with the city for its projected route over the Don Valley. The company believes the ride will cut down on a need for driving, therefore reducing emissions and traffic congestion. Riders without vehicles, cyclists, and dog walkers would be able to connect to the Brickworks without driving.
Artwork examples by Andrew Duggan are up on the site, depicting the ways the cars could be used at all times of year.
The private company claims the project will be funded through the private sector. The response has been “overwhelmingly positive” in the last few days. Various reporters and citizens are considering how the idea could impact the city.