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Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are jointly carrying out the Gardiner Expressway / Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study. The EA will determine the future of the Gardiner Expressway East and Lake Shore Boulevard East, from approximately west of Jarvis Street to approximately Leslie Street. Four alternative solutions were considered as part of the EA: maintain, improve, replace or remove.

Following direction from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee of Toronto City Council, an additional hybrid option that combined the Maintain and Replace alternatives was prepared. The Hybrid option was endorsed by Toronto City Council as the preferred alternative for the Gardiner Expressway East on June 11, 2015. In March 2016, Council then endorsed Hybrid 3 as the preferred alternative design in the EA study.

The Gardiner East EA project team has prepared a Draft EA Report for the reconfiguration of the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East. The Draft EA Report summarizes the Gardiner East EA study process since it was initiated in 2009 to the present, and will be submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for approval in the near future.

Following a 45-day voluntary review period, beginning July 21, 2016 and ending on September 6, 2016, the Draft EA Report will be revised as needed to address comments received. The final Draft EA Report will then be submitted to MOECC for approval. A second, mandatory public and government review of the Final EA document will then be coordinated through the MOECC. The public will have seven (7) weeks to provide comment to the MOECC on the Final EA Report. The Final EA Report is anticipated to be submitted to the MOECC in the fall 2016 and will be made available through a link on the Gardiner East EA project website.

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The Study

Waterfront Toronto and the CIty of Toronto are jointly carrying out the Gardiner Expressway / Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study. The EA will determine the future of the Gardiner Expressway East and Lake Shore Boulevard East, from approximately Jarvis Street to approximately Leslie Street.

The study area (as set out in the Terms of Reference) includes the easternmost portion of the Gardiner Expressway. This is the 2.4 kilometre section of road east of Jarvis Street to approximately Logan Avenue.

**NEW** Voluntary Review of Draft EA Report

The Draft EA Report for the reconfiguration of the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East will soon be submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for approval. The Draft EA Report summarizes the Gardiner East EA study process since it was initiated in 2009 to the present.

Stakeholders and the public are invited to review the Draft EA Report as part of a 45-day voluntary review period, beginning July 21, 2016 and ending on September 6, 2016, and provide comments to the project team via the Facilitator’s Office.

Visit the Participate Online page to view the Draft EA Report and submit comments.

Public Forum #5 - Thank You

The comment period for this round of consultations is now closed. Thank you for submitting your feedback on the evaluation of the alternative designs for the Hybrid option and urban design concepts for the study area. The feedback received has been summarized in the consultation report for Public Forum #5 that forms part of the EA report and is also available here.

Stay connected to receive information about the study as it progresses! Contact the Facilitator’s Office by phone: 416-479-0662 or email: info@gardinereast.ca.

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