The City of Toronto developed the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan in order to rehabilitate and keep the entire Expressway in a safe and operable condition, now and in the future.

With the effects of age, heavy usage, weather and salt, this is critical work that needs to be done. The City of Toronto developed the Strategic Rehabilitation Plan concurrently with the Environmental Assessment of the Gardiner Expressway East. The plan establishes the immediate and long-term rehabilitation needs of the expressway. The Gardiner Expressway East work will realign the expressway from Jarvis Street to approximately Logan Avenue and help transform the area to improve transportation corridors and provide more efficient public transit and new public facilities.

The graphic below provides details about the City’s planned construction and projected timelines for projects in the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan. These timelines may be subject to change, but this provides an overview of the planned future rehabilitation work.

A map of the Gardiner Expressway showing the projected timeline of planned construction over a 10-year-period. The planned construction as part of the rehabilitation strategy includes: phase one starting in the east at Jarvis Street to Cherry Street from 2018 to 2021; phase two on the west side at Islington Avenue to the Humber River from 2020 to 2021; phase three just east of the downtown core at Fraser Street to Pirandello Street from 2020 to 2021; phase four towards the west of the downtown core at Grand Magazine Boulevard to York Street from 2021 to 2025; phase five at the most westerly section of the expressway from Highway 427 to Islington Avenue from 2023 to 2025; phase six on the west side from Humber River to Fraser Street from 2024 to 2025; phase seven in the east for the Gardiner East Realignment from 2024 to 2026; phase eight involves steel coating along entire expressway including ramps in 2026; phase nine will repair the bents underneath the entire expressway from 2027; phase 10 will rehabilitate the Humber River Bridge in the west from 2028 and phase 11 will take place at the base of the downtown core from York Street to Jarvis Street from 2028.

Find out more about the City’s work to rehabilitate and realign the expressway.

Gardiner Expressway & Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration

Learn more about the future of the 2.4-kilometre easterly section of the Gardiner Expressway, running east of Jarvis Street to approximately Logan Avenue.

Jarvis Street to Cherry Street Rehabilitation

The City will begin construction to rehabilitate the Gardiner Expressway from Jarvis Street to Cherry Street in summer 2019.

York-Bay-Yonge Off-Ramp & Harbour Street Improvements

In 2018, the City completed work to construct 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 and improvements to Harbour Street.