The following video presents Gardiner Expressway options:
The Hybrid option was endorsed by Toronto City Council as the preferred alternative for the Gardiner Expressway East on June 11, 2015.
The upcoming public meeting on January 19, 2016, will present the results on the evaluation of the alternative designs for the Hybrid option, as well as urban design concepts for the study area.
What is the hybrid option?
Following direction from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee of Toronto City Council, an additional hybrid option that combined the maintain and replace alternatives was prepared to preserve expressway linkage and functionality between the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, as well as:
- Re-decking of the existing elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street;
- Re-decking of existing Gardiner-Don Valley Parkway ramps;
- Removal of about 750 metres (eastbound lanes) and 850 metres (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;
- Addition of two new ramps (two lanes each) in the Keating precinct:
- about 470 metres of new westbound on-ramp; and
- about 425 metres of new eastbound off-ramp;
- Realignment of Lake Shore Boulevard from Cherry Street to Don River; and
- Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as some pedestrian and intersection improvements.
More background about the hybrid option is provided at http://gardinereast.ca/sites/default/files//documents/Backgrounder%20for%20Gardiner%20EA%20–%20Hybrid.pdf (pdf).
The Gardiner East EA (Environmental Assessment) Facilitator’s Office invites you to the join them at an upcoming public meeting – Public Forum #5 – where you can: