Beginning late July 2016, the City of Toronto will be preparing for the construction of a new off-ramp from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street. This project will also include the removal of the York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp as well as improvements to Harbour Street. Construction of the off ramp is expected to begin the week of July 25, 2016 and continue until January 2018.

A 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