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May 20, 2009
Closure of westbound Gardiner Expressway Sunday morning
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division will be performing maintenance activities on the westbound Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, May 24. In order to undertake this work safely, a full closure of a section of the westbound Gardiner Expressway will be required Sunday morning.

The westbound Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to Jameson Avenue for 12 hours from midnight to noon on Sunday, May 24.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:
• Spring catchbasin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
• Structural evaluation of the Jameson and westbound Lake Shore Boulevard bridges over the Gardiner
• Pavement markings and sign maintenance
• Guiderail and asphalt repair
• Road surface repair
• Closed circuit television (CCTV) camera maintenance

Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard and King Street as alternative routes during the closure. 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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. 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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