Beginning in July 2016, the City of Toronto started construction of a new off-ramp from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street. The project also includes the removal of the York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, as well as improvements to Harbour Street. Construction of the off-ramp began July 25, 2016 and will continue until January 2018.
A new ramp to Lower Simcoe Street and improvements to Harbour Street will:
- Continue to accommodate high volumes of traffic flow between the Gardiner Expressway, the downtown core and the waterfront.
- Create an enhanced public realm for the increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists living and working in the area.
- Improve public safety by including well-signalized, well-lit intersections and better signage for all users
- Create new park space (within York Street ramp site) to help revitalize waterfront lands
Improvements will help support all modes of travel.
FG Gardiner Expressway York-Bay-Yonge exit ramp Demolition Video: