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April 20, 2007
Gardiner Expressway closed Sunday
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division will be performing a number of maintenance activities on the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, April 22. In order to undertake this work safely, a full closure of the Gardiner Expressway will be required.

The Gardiner Expressway will be closed in both directions from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber River from Sunday, April 22 at 2 a.m. until Monday, April 23 at 5 a.m.

During the closure, specific work that will be undertaken includes:
• expressway lighting work
• catch basin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
• traffic camera maintenance
• sign maintenance
• repairs to guide rails and the centre median
• expressway sweeping operations
• pavement markings.

To access the downtown area, here are some alternative routes that can be used:
• From the west, exit the Gardiner Expressway at the Lake Shore Boulevard off-ramp (use Lake Shore Boulevard)
• From the east, stay on Lake Shore Boulevard past the Carlaw Street on-ramp (use Lake Shore Boulevard)
• From the north, exit the Don Valley Parkway at Bayview/Bloor, Richmond Street or Lake Shore Boulevard.

Motorists are advised to allow for additional time to arrive at their destination when using these alternative routes. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.

For further information about other closures check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391



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