TORONTO — The latest report from Toronto city staff presents three new options for reconstructing the east end of the Gardiner Expressway.
Each of the plans vary from the ‘hybrid’ proposal approved by a narrow 24-21 vote at city council in June.
Those who voted in favour of maintaining a link between the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner suggested there could be a way to satisfy some of the concerns brought up during the lengthy debate.
“The goal was to get it away from the lake, move it north and get it closer to the rail corridor,” public works committee chair Jaye Robinson said. “This is a superior option. It’s good for the city.”
The latest suggestions to be presented to the Public Works and Infrastructure committee next week include:
Other councillors felt tearing the Gardiner down east of Jarvis Street was the better plan and haven’t changed their mind.
“This is third time we’ve gone back to staff to look at another way of doing it,” councillor Gord Perks said. “This doesn’t work for land use or budget reasons and it keeps getting more expensive.”
All of the plans are still being developed and more information should be available before public meetings take place in November 2015.
Another report, as part of a full environmental assessment, is expected to be submitted to city council in early 2016.
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