The future of the eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway is a once in a lifetime decision that will shape the future direction of our city.
The environmental assessment team recently refined the options for the 2.4km stretch between Jarvis and Logan to three:
- Remove the expressway and replace it with an eight lane boulevard;
- Maintain the expressway in its current form; or
- A hybrid approach that would keep the expressway linkage between the Gardiner and DVP.
Public consultations are a critical part of the decision making process and are now underway.
It’s a complicated decision. We have to balance travel time impacts, unlocking the incredible opportunities on the waterfront and financial cost. As the Chair of Public Works, my priority is to make the right decision for the city.
To get involved or to learn more about the issues, please head to www.gardinereast.ca.
Following the public consultations, city staff will prepare a report with a recommended option for May’s Public Works Committee meeting and City Council will make a final decision in June.