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Harbour Street Rebuild Progressing in Toronto's South Core

Lower Simcoe Ramp and New Park, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
October 11, 2017 5:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The sound of jackhammers and squeaky construction vehicle treads cut through the relative nighttime silence in Toronto's South Core area over the Thanksgiving long weekend, as crews worked on a ... read more

New Gardiner Ramp and Harbour Street Upgrades Progressing

Gardiner Expressway, Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp, Lower Simcoe, Harbour Street
September 18, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the recent demolition of the Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramps in Toronto's South Core, work is underway to construct a replacement ramp truncated to 215 metres that ... read more

Construction Progresses on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
August 9, 2017 4:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Work continues on the new Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp at Lower Simcoe in Toronto's South Core. The new 215 metre-long ramp is being built by the team of Grascan and Torbridge Construction, ... read more

Construction Progressing on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
July 24, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been demolished, and as traffic lines up to exit at Spadina or Jarvis, quick work is being made of the new replacement ramp that ... read more

New Gardiner Off-Ramp Takes Shape Following Teardown

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
June 19, 2017 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been relegated to Toronto congestion history following the removal of the last sections of the spiral ramp that touched down at York ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramp Removal Transforming Toronto's South Core

York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, demolition, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
May 31, 2017 4:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the month and a half since the April 17th closure of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto's South Core area has been dramatically transformed. Soon to be replaced by ... read more

Long Anticipated Gardiner Off-Ramp Teardown Making Progress

May 10, 2017 4:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A patch of dirt and gravel that has spent over half a century in the shadow of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp is now seeing its first sunlight since the mid-1960s. The spiral ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramp Closure To Pave Way for South Core Upgrade

Lower Simcoe Ramp and New Park, Toronto, by City of Toronto, DTAH
April 10, 2017 4:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the works since 2008, preparatory work for the removal of the Gardiner Expressway's eastbound York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp is well underway, with the busy double-ramp set to be permanently closed as ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramps Going, New Ramp and Park Coming

Gardiner Expressway York-Bay-Yonge, Lower Simcoe Off-Ramp Replacement
February 10, 2017 6:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major change is coming to the Gardiner Expressway through Toronto's burgeoning South Core area, as plans are moving forward for the replacement of the highway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramps. Built ... read more

Work on York-Bay-Yonge Ramp Replacement Now Underway

Construction equipment now on site, image by Craig White
September 7, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After several years of planning, the long-anticipated replacement of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramps are now officially underway. The existing 1960s-built exit—consisting of a ... read more

Streamlined Gardiner Off-Ramp to Begin Construction in July

April 4, 2016 12:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's York/Bay/Yonge off-ramps are set to be replaced by a more streamlined structure, with construction expected to begin in July this year. The current off-ramps—which ... read more

Gardiner Hybrid Options Continue their Costly Evolution

January 21, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last summer's East Gardiner boondoggle vote, the project's proponents—the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto—have been left with the difficult task that of overseeing what threatened ... read more

City Could Expropriate for York/Bay/Yonge Ramp Replacement

York/Bay/Yonge Off-Ramp Replacement, Toronto
December 10, 2015 7:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over seven years after Toronto City Council's July 2008 authorization of an environmental assessment to study the replacement of the York/Bay/Yonge off-ramps from the Gardiner Expressway, the City ... read more

Under Gardiner: $25 Million Gift to Unlock Space for the Public

Under Gardiner, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, by Greenberg Consultants
November 17, 2015 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, the ambitious plan to create 10 acres of new public space underneath Toronto's Gardiner Expressway was officially announced, with a 1.75 kilometre stretch of empty land from ... read more

City Considering Revised Options for Gardiner's 'Hybrid' Future

Gardiner East, City of Toronto
September 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the much-publicized and highly controversial City Council vote to retain the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway through a 'hybrid-option' reconfiguration, City of Toronto staff ... read more

Gardiner East: Support Builds for "Remove" as Council Faces Vote

June 8, 2015 5:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On June 10th, Toronto City Council will hold a historic vote on the future of the Gardiner Expressway East, deciding whether to demolish ('remove' option) or retain ('hybrid' option) the elevated ... read more

The East Gardiner: A Chance To Get It Right

Gardiner East End demolition in January 2001, Toronto, image by Craig White
June 2, 2015 5:50 pm | by Sean Marshall | Comments
In June, 1999, Toronto City Council, after much debate, voted 44-8 to demolish the eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway. The section of elevated freeway from the Don River to Leslie Street, ... read more

Preliminary Report on Future of the East Gardiner Released

February 7, 2014 7:10 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
This week the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto released a report containing a preliminary analysis of four options for dealing with the Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street, which is ... read more

Public Meeting on Future of the Gardiner Expressway East

Gardiner Expressway Lakeshore Boulevard East proposals Waterfront Toronto
October 8, 2013 1:40 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Do you have a strong opinions about the Gardiner Expressway? Do you think it's an unnecessary barrier between Toronto and its waterfront? Or do you think the city would suffocate itself with ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Wants Your Input on the Future of the Gardiner East

Gardiner East project, Toronto
June 6, 2013 1:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto have announced of resumption of work on the Gardiner Expressway / Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and ... read more