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Eastbound Gardiner closed on Sunday



The City of Toronto will continue its project to resurface the roadway and conduct other maintenance activities on the eastbound lanes of the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway between the Humber River and Carlaw Avenue this Sunday, October 5.

The City will close the eastbound Gardiner:

  • between the Humber River and the Rees Street on-ramp from 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, October 5 until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 6;
  • between the Rees Street on-ramp and Carlaw Avenue from 4 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.

GO Transit will detour buses on these routes while the expressway is closed: 09 Lakeshore East; 16 Hamilton QEW Express; 21 Milton; 31 Georgetown; 65 Barrie; 71 Stouffville.


65 Barrie

GO has not confirmed detours. this post describes how GO has detoured buses when the City has previously closed the Gardiner Expressway.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, then detour:

eastward along Lake Shore;
southward along Cherry Street;
westward along Commissioners Street; and then
northward along Don Roadway to the Don Valley Parkway,
resuming their regular route northward along the Parkway.

31 Georgetown
16 Hamilton QEW Express

GO has not confirmed detours. this post describes how GO has detoured buses when the City has previously closed the Gardiner Expressway.

From 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, October 5 until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 6, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard West (at the Humber River), then detour:

eastward along Lake Shore and Harbour Street; and then
northward along Bay Street to the Union Station GO Bus Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

09 Lakeshore East

GO has not confirmed detours. this post describes how GO has detoured buses when the City has previously closed the Gardiner Expressway.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

The eastbound bus leaving Union Station for Oshawa GO Station at 6:20 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, operates along its regular route to Yonge Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, then detours:

eastward along Lake Shore;
southward along Cherry Street;
westward along Commissioners Street; and then
northward along Don Roadway to the Don Valley Parkway,
resuming its regular route northward along the Parkway.

01 Lakeshore West

GO has not confirmed detours. this post describes how GO has detoured buses when the City has previously closed the Gardiner Expressway.

The eastbound bus leaving the Hamilton GO Centre for Union Station at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 5 operates along its regular route to the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard West (at the Humber River), then detours:

eastward along Lake Shore and Harbour Street; and then
northward along Bay Street to the Union Station GO Bus Terminal,
ending its trip.

21 Milton

GO has not confirmed detours. this post describes how GO has detoured buses when the City has previously closed the Gardiner Expressway.

From 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, October 5 until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 6, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard West (at the Humber River), then detour:

eastward along Lake Shore and Harbour Street; and then
northward along Bay Street to the Union Station GO Bus Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

71 Stouffville

GO has not confirmed detours. this post describes how GO has detoured buses when the City has previously closed the Gardiner Expressway.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, then detour:

eastward along Lake Shore;
southward along Cherry Street;
westward along Commissioners Street; and then
northward along Don Roadway to the Don Valley Parkway,
resuming their regular route northward along the Parkway


While the expressway is closed, the City will continue to resurface the roadway between Bathurst Street and Lower Spadina Avenue. It will also:

  • clean catch basins to make sure that they drain properly;
  • re-install pavement markings and RESCU vehicle detectors;
  • maintain signs;
  • repair the pavement east of Jarvis Street;
  • repair guardrails between Jameson Avenue and Dufferin Street; and
  • repair concrete at the Jameson Avenue pedestrian footbridge.