In late July 2016, the City of Toronto prepared for the construction of a new off-ramp from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street. This project included the removal of the York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, the construction of a new ramp ending at Lower Simcoe Street, and improvements to Harbour Street.

The new York-Bay-Yonge Ramp opened on January 29, 2018.The contractor will return in Spring 2018 to complete the remaining work on Harbour Street.

The new ramp to Lower Simcoe Street and improvements to Harbour Street will:

  • Continue to accommodate high volumes of traffic flow between the Gardiner Expressway, the downtown core and the waterfront
  • Create an enhanced public realm for the increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists living and working in the area
  • Improve public safety by including well-signalized, well-lit intersections and better signage for all users
  • Create new park space (within York Street ramp site) to help revitalize waterfront lands