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October 2, 2008
Eastbound Gardiner closing this Sunday for road resurfacing work
The City of Toronto will continue road resurfacing work and other maintenance activities on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway between the Humber River and Carlaw Avenue this Sunday. In order to undertake the work safely and efficiently the following road closures will be required:

Humber River to the Rees Street on-ramp
• Sunday, October 5 at 12:01 a.m. to Monday, October 6 at 5 a.m.

Rees Street on-ramp to Carlaw Avenue
• Sunday, October 5 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, October 5 at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the closures is to extend resurfacing work on the eastbound Gardiner between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue. Other maintenance work that will be performed includes:
• catch basin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
• reinstallation of pavement markings and RESCU vehicle detectors
• sign maintenance
• spot pavement repairs east of Jarvis Street
• guiderail repair work from Jameson Avenue to Dufferin Street
• concrete work at the Jameson Avenue pedestrian footbridge.

Alternate route to access the downtown:
• exit the Gardiner Expressway at the Lake Shore Boulevard off-ramp and use Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Motorists are advised to allow for additional time to arrive at their destination.

The public is encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable means of getting to their destinations.

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 numerous 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,



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