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Why the Gardiner Expressway remains a barrier to the waterfront

The Gardiner Expressway isn’t so much a barrier to the waterfront because it’s a looming, elevated eyesore: the railway viaduct isn’t pretty to look at either. It’s a barrier to the waterfront because the roadways around the Gardiner: the on … Continue reading

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The least-worst alternative for the Gardiner East

Back in May, I outlined the reasons why I supported the removal of the elevated Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street. Of the various options, which included¬†maintaining the existing highway, a so-called “hybrid” section that would maintain most of the … Continue reading

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Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity

On Thursday, June 11, Toronto City Council voted to maintain the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don Valley Parkway, endorsing the “hybrid” option by a vote of 24-21. The previous vote, a motion to support the remove/boulevard option, … Continue reading

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Gardiner East update: a close vote, but one Tory is likely to win (updated)

Projected Gardiner East council vote as of Monday, June 8. (Updated 5:00¬†PM, June 8) With Councillors Jon Burnside and Raymond Cho coming out in support of the “Hybrid” option for the Gardiner East, and Councillor John Filion supporting the Removal/Boulevard … Continue reading

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The East Gardiner: a chance to get it right

A snapshot I took back in March 2001 of the Gardiner Expressway’s demolition at Carlaw Avenue. In June, 1999, Toronto City Council, after much debate, voted 44-8 to demolish the eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway. The section of elevated … Continue reading

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