Demolition work on the east ramps of the Gardiner Expressway is already well underway, as seen in this photo taken earlier this week. Photo by Alan Shackleton.
Lake Shore Boulevard East will be closed in both directions from Carlaw Avenue to Cherry Street the weekend of September 11-12 as demolition of the east end ramps of the Gardiner Expressway are continuing.
The closing for this weekend will be from 9 p.m. on Friday, September 10 to 6 a.m. on Monday, September 13.
The Gardiner ramps were permanently closed on August 31 from east of Don Valley Drive to their start and end near Logan Avenue. The ramps are being demolished and Lake Shore Boulevard East being redeveloped as part of weekend work in September and October.
The demolition of the ramps is part of the Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Plan and Port Lands Flood Protection Project. (For more, please see our previous article at https://beachmetro.com/2021/08/31/permanent-closure-and-upcoming-destruction-of-gardiner-expressways-east-end-ramps-at- logan-avenue-starts-the-night-of-august-31/
Due to ongoing work on the Gardiner ramps, ActiveTO closure will no longer occur in the eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard East between Woodbine Avenue and Leslie Street.
However, Bayview Avenue between Rosedale Valley Road and Lawren Harris Square will be closed for ActiveTO from 6 a.m. September 11 to 9 p.m. September 12.
ActiveTO provides residents with the ability to get outside and exercise, while being able to maintain physical distancing, as warranted by public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic
For more information on ActiveTO and Bike Share Toronto station locations, please see https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-reduce- virus-spread/covid-19-activeto/
For more information on the construction schedule for the demolition of the East Gardiner Expressway ramps, please see https://portlandsto.ca/wp-content/uploads/Lake-Shore-Boulevard-East-and-Port- Lands-Flood-Protection-Construction-Notice-20-Final.pdf