Malden Park Observation Area

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project Community Benefits Plan includes the Neighbourhood Infrastructure Strategy, a $20 million (CDN) investment into initiatives that are consistent with the Crossing Agreement and the key regional priorities identified through consultation including community partnerships, community safety and connections, economic benefits, and aesthetics and landscaping. 

The Malden Park Observation Area will provide an attractive, safe location, using an existing high elevation in the region, for residents, students and tourists to observe the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. 

Malden Park Observation Area construction is anticipated to begin September 5, 2023, and will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Construction is anticipated to take up to seven weeks to complete. 

Construction activities include:

  • excavation of the observation area 
  • foundational work and granular fill (mixed gravel)
  • landscaping including mulch and planting trees and shrubs
  • installation of furnishings like benches, railings and binoculars. 

Notice to community on Malden Park Observation Area construction

In July 2022, the project team collected community feedback through a survey on the accessibility of the initial observation area designs. Feedback has been reviewed and incorporated into the observation area design, as appropriate, such as the inclusion of:

  • viewing binoculars 
  • project information signage
  • additional seating 
  • guardrails around observation area perimeter and handrails on both sides of the ramp
  • compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) ramp slopes.