I am so excited that the new pedestrian bridge between Port Dalhousie and Jaycee Park is now open! I went for my first walk on it the other morning and was just grinning the whole way across the bridge.
When I lived in Port Dalhousie, I found it so maddeningly car-centric. There are no stores in Port–I mean, there are gift shop-type stores, but nowhere to, say, buy bananas–so one must leave Port Dalhousie to get basic provisions and run errands. I found biking along the main roads in and out of Port to be rather treacherous. Walking along Lake Ontario and/or Martindale Pond was, of course, lovely but running a few errands on foot could take most of the day.
The addition of this bridge allows people to easily walk and cycle over to Ontario Street without having to negotiate car traffic and will make Port Dalhousie an infinitely more liveable and enjoyable community. Huge congrats to all who helped make it a reality!