Gardiner Expressway’s annual maintenance closure moved to weekend of July 9

Skyline in Toronto seen from the Gardiner Expressway on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The City of Toronto has postponed its annual maintenance and repairs for the Gardiner Expressway to the second weekend of July due to weather.

The annual closure was originally scheduled for June 25 to June 28 but was moved due to significant rainfall expected both Saturday and Sunday, City staff said.

City officials said the Gardiner Expressway is now set to close from Friday, July 9, at 11 p.m. to Monday, July 12, at 5 a.m.

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The expressway will be off-limits to traffic, in both directions, from the Don Valley Parkway/Carlaw Avenue and Highway 427/QEW.

City staff said the road has been in service for more than 60 years and is a critical piece of transportation infrastructure and a significant part of Toronto’s highway system.

ActiveTO road closures this weekend, June 26 and 27, will see Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) closed from Leslie Street to Woodbine Avenue. A full closure of Bayview Avenue (Rosedale Valley Road to Front Street East) and as well as River Street (Bayview Avenue to Spruce Sreet) from Saturday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 9 p.m.

Roads within High Park from Friday at about 11 p.m. until Monday at about 7 a.m. will also be restricted.


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