Gardiner Expressway Lower Simcoe Ramp Removal

Project Overview 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 […]
Project Overview

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: