Help Decide the Future of Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway East at a Public Forum #5 Meeting or Live Webcast on January 19, 2016: Registration is Required

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).

Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard, approximately east of Jarvis Street. (Photo: City of Toronto)

Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard, approximately east of Jarvis Street. (Photo: City of Toronto)

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:

  • comment on the results on the evaluation of the alternative designs for the Hybrid option for the future of the Gardiner Expressway East, and
  • help decide the future of the Gardiner Expressway East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

“While the EA will include a comprehensive study of both regional and local traffic impacts, the approach of the study will assess the future of the Gardiner East in the overall context of creating a better city. The Urban Design Study is a central guiding component of the Environmental Assessment and will ensure that the review process places an emphasis on quality of place.”

http://gardinereast.ca/backdrop

Public Forum #5

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The Study

  • Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are jointly carrying out the Gardiner Expressway / Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study. The EA will determine the future of the Gardiner Expressway East and Lake Shore Boulevard East, from approximately Jarvis Street to approximately Leslie Street.
  • The study area – as set out in the Terms of Reference (pdf) – includes the easternmost portion of the Gardiner Expressway.
  • This is the 2.4 kilometre section of road east of Jarvis Street to approximately Logan Avenue.

How to Participate

  • You can attend the upcoming public meeting or participate online.
  • If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can watch a live webcast of the meeting at www.gardinereast.ca and submit your feedback online.

Public Meeting Details

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Open house begins at 6:30 p.m.; presentations at 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Bloor Street subway station)

Parking: Paid – parking lots on Cumberland Avenue, Asquith Ave and Church Street.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessibility is at the main entrance.

Please register at: gardinerexpresswayeastpublicmeeting5.eventbrite.ca

For more information or to be added to the project mailing list, contact info@gardinereast.ca, or call (416) 479-0662.

To learn more about the project please visit www.gardinereast.ca or follow them on Twitter @GardinerEast

Contact Info:
Facilitator’s Office
505 Consumers Road, Suite 1005
Toronto, ON  M2J 4V8
Phone: 416-479-0662
Email: info@gardinereast.ca


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