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September 19, 2007
Don Valley Parkway closed this weekend for fall maintenance work
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division will be performing a number of maintenance activities on the Don Valley Parkway this weekend. In order to undertake this work safely, a full closure of the roadway will be required.

The Don Valley Parkway will be closed in both directions from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway from Saturday, September 22 at 2 a.m. to Monday, September 24 at 5 a.m.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:

- paving operation at various locations (approximately 130,000 square metres of asphalt)
- Dundas St. bridge reconstruction - work zone removal
- bridge survey work at Wynford Dr.
- Toronto Hydro line repair
- TTC track beam replacement at the Bloor Viaduct
- fall catch basin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
- pavement markings and sign maintenance
- guide rail repair
- tree trimming, grass-cutting and litter pick-up
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera maintenance
- RESCU sensor installation at various locations
- expressway lighting maintenance.

Victoria Park Ave., Leslie St. and Don Mills Rd. are alternate routes. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.

For further information about other road 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 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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

Note: Due to the nature of the paving operation, escorted media tours of the work site will not be provided.



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