News Release
July 4, 2019

The F.G. Gardiner Expressway westbound Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp will be fully closed from 10 p.m. on Monday, July 15 until Monday, September 16. The City of Toronto will begin extensive repairs to this ramp as the first phase of work to rehabilitate the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets.

To complete this work on the westbound Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp as quickly as possible, crews will work mostly around-the-clock on a 24/7 basis. The majority of the most disruptive work should be completed by 11 p.m., however, in some instances disruptive work must be performed overnight for the safety of crews and the travelling public.

The westbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street that runs underneath the westbound Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp will be closed overnight (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) from Tuesday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 31 to complete this construction safely.

The Gardiner Expressway has been in service for more than 60 years and is a critical piece of transportation infrastructure and a significant component of Toronto’s highway system. The section of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets, including the westbound Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp, the westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street and the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street, is nearing the end of its service life. This vital work is the first project of the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan.

The Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan addresses the immediate and long-term rehabilitation needs of the entire expressway, from Highway 427 to the Don Valley Parkway, to ensure it remains in a safe and operable condition, now and in the future.

Following the work on the westbound Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp, there will be more construction on the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets this year. More details including timing and traffic impacts will be announced later this summer.

With $1 billion of work planned this year to renew Toronto’s aging roads, bridges, expressways, sewers, watermains and more, construction will affect more than 600 roads including both the Gardiner Expressway and the DVP.

During this year’s busy construction season, the public is advised to plan their travel in advance, consider alternate routes or take public transit, obey signage around work zones for the safety of the work crews and be patient while driving.

More information about this work is available at

Residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to use the City’s web-based map at to help plan their travel and avoid road closures.

Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at

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Susan Pape
Strategic Communications
416-392-8350, 416-882-9273 (cell)