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One car damaged after concrete falls from the Gardiner Expressway

One car damaged after concrete falls from the Gardiner Expressway - image

TORONTO – More concrete has fallen from the Gardiner Expressway onto Yonge St near Lakeshore blvd, according to Toronto Police.

The concrete fell just after the morning commute ended at approximately 10:30a.m. on Monday morning.

According to Toronto Police, one car may have been damaged by the falling concrete.

The driver in the damaged car was not injured.

The roads surrounding the area have been closed while Toronto Police investigate.

The city of Toronto began emergency repairs on the Gardiner in May after several separate incidents where concrete fell onto the road below.

In a report issued to City Council in May, Peter Crockett, Executive Director of Technical Services for the city of Toronto, said the expressway was structurally sound.

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The loose concrete, according to the report, is caused by salt and water corroding the steel which reinforces the concrete.

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