News Release
October 25, 2018

The full closure of the Gardiner Expressway for fall maintenance and improvement activities that was scheduled for this weekend has been postponed to the following weekend due to forecasted rainfall.

The forecasted rain will restrict most of the planned work from being completed and especially will affect the extensive milling, paving and line marking activities for this year’s closure.

The closure will be moved to the planned rain dates from Friday, November 2 at 11 p.m. until Monday, November 5 at 5 a.m. The Expressway will be fully closed during this period from the Don Valley Parkway/Carlaw Avenue to Highway 427/Queen Elizabeth Way.  

The full closure of the Gardiner Expressway for one weekend is an important and safe way that City road crews, engineers and other stakeholders can make improvements and keep the throughway in the best state of good repair, in advance of the upcoming winter season. During the closure, traffic-signal timing changes will be made to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes, mitigating traffic congestion associated with the Expressway’s closure.

Details about this closure are available at

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Eric Holmes
Strategic Communications
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