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September 11, 2008
Westbound Gardiner closing overnight for road resurfacing work
The City of Toronto will be performing a number of maintenance activities on the Gardiner Expressway in September. In order to undertake this work safely, a series of closures of the Gardiner Expressway will be required.

The westbound Gardiner Expressway will be closed nightly, from Carlaw Ave. to the Humber River, during the week of September 14th as follows:
• Sunday, September 14th at 9 p.m. to Monday, September 15th at 5 a.m.
• Monday, September 15th at 10 p.m. to Tuesday, September 16th at 5 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 16th at 10 p.m. to Wednesday, September 17th at 5 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 17th at 10 p.m. to Thursday, September 18th at 5 a.m.
• Thursday, September 18th at 10 p.m. to Friday, September 19th at 5 a.m.

Access to the downtown area from the Don Valley Parkway will be maintained between the Gardiner on-ramp and the Yonge/ Bay/ York off ramp.

The purpose of the overnight closures is to grind the existing asphalt surface on the westbound Gardiner between Jameson Ave. and the Humber River. Motorists traveling that section of the Gardiner by day should be prepared for uneven pavement conditions. The grinding operation is in preparation for re-paving that will take place during the weekend of September 20-21, when the Gardiner will be closed to all traffic for regular maintenance work.

To access the downtown area, here are some alternative routes that can be used:
• From the east, stay on Lake Shore Blvd. past the Carlaw St. on-ramp and use Lake Shore Blvd.
• From the north, use the Don Valley Parkway and take the westbound Gardiner Expressway to the Yonge/Bay/York off-ramp.

Motorists are advised to allow for additional time to arrive at their destination when using these alternative routes.

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

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Media contact:
Steve Kemp, Senior Engineer - Transportation Services, 416-677-5742,



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