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Public Forum #4: April 15 (Downtown) and 20 (Scarborough)

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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 four alternative solutions that have been considered to date are:

  • Maintain the elevated expressway;
  • Improve the urban fabric while maintaining the existing expressway;
  • Replace with a new above-or-below grade expressway; and
  • Remove the elevated expressway and build a new boulevard.

In the last phase of the EA, the evaluation of the alternative solutions concluded that the remove option best met the evaluation criteria. Following direction from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee of Toronto City Council. the upcoming public meeting will share the results of the following work:

1.     Review the remove option under the EA process to mitigate concerns about traffic congestions

2.     Prepare an additional hybrid option that combines the maintain and replace components to preserve expressway linkage and functionality between the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, and evaluate it against the EA criteria and the following:

  • Transportation functionality;
  • Impacts on key economic sectors;
  • Cost benefit;
  • Future land use considerations;
  • Public transit components:
  • Environmental impact;
  • Neighbourhood growth and compatibility.

We invite you to join us at two upcoming public meetings where you can comment on the current phase of the Environmental Assessment on the future of the Gardiner Expressway East.

Gardiner Expressway East Public Meeting (Downtown)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Bloor Street subway station)

Open house begins at 6:30 p.m.; presentations at 7:00 p.m.

 

Gardiner Expressway East Public Meeting (Scarborough)

Monday, April 20, 2015

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Blessed Cardinal Newman H.S. Cafeteria

100 Brimley Rd S, Toronto

Open house begins at 6:30 p.m.; presentations at 7:00 p.m.

*PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE WEBCAST*

 
 

Gardiner Expressway East - Public Forum #3

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We invite you to join us at the third public meeting where you can comment on the results of the evaluation of the alternative solutions for the future of the Gardiner Expressway East.

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 four alternative solutions that have been considered are:

  • Maintain the elevated expressway;
  • Improve the urban fabric while maintaining the existing expressway;
  • Replace with a new above-or-below grade expressway; and
  • Remove the elevated expressway and build a new boulevard.

Get Involved

Interested persons are invited to participate through a series of public meetings, live webcasts, workshops and online opportunities. If you can’t attend in person, you can participate and watch the meeting online at www.gardinereast.ca.

Gardiner East Expressway Public Meeting

Thursday, 6 February 2014

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library,

789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Open house begins at 6:30 p.m.; presentations at 7:00 p.m.

Send us your questions or comments through @gardinereast at #gardinereast or facebook.com/GardinerEast during the meeting.

Register for the event here.

Gardiner East Public Forum #2

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Help Decide the Future of the Gardiner Expressway East - October 16, 2013

Join us for the second phase of public and stakeholder consultations on 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 Jarvis Street to approximately Leslie Street.

Four alternative solutions are being considered:

     · Maintain the elevated expressway;

     · Improve the urban fabric while maintaining the existing expressway;

     · Replace with a new above or below grade expressway; and,

     · Remove the elevated expressway and build a new boulevard.

During this meeting, you can see plans that illustrate each of these four alternatives. The criteria that will be used to evaluate the alternatives will also be introduced for public input during the meeting. We encourage the public and stakeholders to review the background materials about the project at: www.gardinereast.ca.  

Gardiner Expressway East Public Meeting

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by presentations at 7:00 p.m.)

The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Bloor Street subway station)

Please register for the event at: gardinereastpublicmeeting2.eventbrite.ca

If you can’t attend the meeting in person, you can participate and watch the meeting online.  Please join us at www.gardinereast.ca where you can learn about the project and contribute your insights, ideas, and views on the alternative solutions and evaluation criteria, beginning October 16.  For more information or to be added to the project mailing list, contact info@gardinereast.ca, or call (416) 479-0662. 

'We encourage the public and stakeholders to review available background materials about the project which can be viewed at: www.gardinereast.ca.'