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July 17, 2013
Work to begin on Gardiner Expressway - Jarvis Street to Don Roadway
The City of Toronto will begin work to repair the Gardiner Expressway, from Jarvis Street to the Don Roadway, on July 22. The work will continue until December 2014.

To accommodate the work, two lanes of traffic on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway, from Jarvis Street to the Don Roadway, will be closed from July 2013 to December 2013. Two lanes will remain open to traffic.

During the full 18-month construction period, there will also be other short-term lane restrictions and closures required on the Gardiner Expressway (both directions), Lake Shore Boulevard (both directions), Jarvis Street to the eastbound Gardiner Expressway ramp and the westbound Gardiner Expressway to Jarvis and Sherbourne Street ramps. Construction will be scheduled in stages in order to minimize disruption to motorists on both the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard. Most of the short-term lane closures will take place at night.

"This investment in the Gardiner Expressway will ensure the section of roadway is in a state of good repair while decisions are made on its future," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East), chair of the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. "We ask for the public's patience as we undertake this important work to ensure the Gardiner continues to remain safe."

Motorists should look for messages about closures and other changes on the variable message signs located on the Gardiner Expressway, Lake Shore Boulevard and Don Valley Parkway.

Pedestrian access on Lake Shore Boulevard and along cross streets will be maintained at all times, however, some sidewalks, pedestrian pathways and bike lanes may need to be closed for safety reasons when work is taking place in the area.

While the current work is taking place, the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment and Urban Design Study is being completed to determine the future plans for the area. For more information, visit

A list of road work is available at Additionally, T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city, can be accessed at

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