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October 7, 2009
Gardiner Expressway to close Saturday morning for road maintenance and resurfacing
The City of Toronto will perform road resurfacing and other maintenance work on the Gardiner Expressway on Saturday, October 10.

In order to carry out the work safely, the City will close the expressway from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber River from 2 a.m. to noon on Saturday. All southbound traffic on the Don Valley Parkway will be forced to exit at Lake Shore Boulevard and all eastbound traffic on the Gardiner Expressway will be forced to exit onto Lake Shore Boulevard at the Humber River.

Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure include:
• Asphalt grinding and paving
• Catch basin cleaning (required to ensure proper drainage)
• Expressway lighting work
• Pavement markings and sign maintenance
• Guide rail and centre median repair
• Road surface repair
• Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera maintenance, and
• Expressway sweeping operations and litter removal.

Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard, the Queensway and Evans Avenue as alternative routes during the closure. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.

Information about other road closures is available 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, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,



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