More concrete falls from Gardiner Expressway; no injuries as chunk hits sidewalk

TORONTO – Another chunk of concrete has fallen from the Gardiner Expressway in downtown Toronto.

Police say concrete fell onto a sidewalk underneath the expressway but no one was injured and there are no road closures in effect.

It’s the third time in a couple of weeks that pieces of concrete have fallen from the elevated highway, although there have been no injuries.

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Toronto drivers have been warned to expect significant disruption on the Gardiner Expressway for the next decade.

Major repairs are set to begin on the highway next year, with costs estimated at between $10 million and $15 million a year.

A public works report released last week said the Gardiner is structurally sound but has taken a beating from salt and water penetrating the concrete.

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