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September 17, 2008
Gardiner closure this weekend for annual maintenance and repair work
The City of Toronto will continue road resurfacing work and other maintenance activities on the Gardiner Expressway this weekend. In order to undertake this work safely, a full closure of the Gardiner Expressway is required.

The Gardiner Expressway will be closed in both directions from Carlaw Ave. to the Humber River from Saturday, September 20 at 2 a.m. to Monday, September 22 at 5 a.m.

During the closure, specific work that will be done includes:
• asphalt grinding and paving
• expressway lighting work
• catch basin cleaning to ensure proper water drainage
• traffic camera maintenance
• sign maintenance
• repairs to guide rails and the centre median
• expressway sweeping operations.

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 Blvd. off-ramp and use Lake Shore Blvd.
• from the east, stay on Lake Shore Blvd. past the Carlaw St. on-ramp and use Lake Shore Blvd.
• from the north, exit the Don Valley Parkway at Bayview/Bloor, Richmond St. or Lake Shore Blvd.

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

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 Kemp, Senior Engineer - Transportation Services, 416-677-5742,



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