July 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Updated: July 17, 2019 3:32 pm

Yonge-Bay-York exit on Gardiner Expressway to close Monday for 2 months

WATCH ABOVE: The Yonge-Bay-York exit on the Gardiner Expressway is now closed for “rehabilitation” repairs for nearly two months, re-opening on Sept. 16. Priya Sam is at the scene of the construction.


If your commute on the westbound Gardiner Expressway is already long, well, it may soon get much worse.

Starting Monday night, the Yonge-Bay-York exit on the expressway will be closed for “rehabilitation” repairs for nearly two months, according to the city.

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The work will include replacing asphalt, joint assemblies, light posts and barrier walls, among other tasks, the City of Toronto says on its website.

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The ramp is expected to close at 10 p.m. Monday and reopen on Monday, Sept. 16.

“Consider other westbound off-ramps such as Sherbourne Street or Spadina Avenue,” the city said.

“To access downtown, consider alternate routes such as exit the DVP onto Richmond Street, exit the Gardiner at Jarvis Street and enter from the east, exit the Gardiner at Spadina Avenue or travel on Lake Shore Boulevard westbound to access Yonge, Bay or York Streets.”

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The westbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street is also expected to be closed between midnight and 5 a.m. all nights between July 16 and 31, except on Fridays and Saturdays, the city said.

It is a part of the wider Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan, which is working to fix crumbling parts of the expressway and is expected to be completed in different phases through to 2026.

The closure comes just under two weeks after bridge work began on the Don Valley Parkway, closing one lane both northbound and southbound between Lawrence Avenue and Don Mills Road.

That construction is expected to last until October.

WATCH: (July 2) Lane closures along DVP causes traffic snarls

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