Toronto could soon have a new way to admire the fall colours, and get to a popular farmer’s market and event site.
The CEO of Bullwheel International Cable Car told the Toronto Star that the $25-million project would be built and operated with private money.
The gondola would carry 40 heated and fully-accessible cars which would carry about eight people each and contain bike racks. The ride would take approximately eight minutes.
The project wouldn’t be considered a part of the transit system but “recreational infrastructure,” similar to the Toronto island ferries.
The company says its vision is to “build a gateway to the Lower Don Valley and thereby help reconnect the city, its residents and visitors to Toronto’s unique ecological ravine heritage.”
The trip would also give riders with a breathtaking view of the Don Valley, especially when the leaves change in Autumn.
A round trip would cost about $10.
The company says tourists would pay more than Torontonians.
The Don Valley Cable Car project team will host a community information session on Mar. 8 at the Estonian House in the Broadview and Danforth area to provide details about the project.
The project is estimated to take four years to complete.