The Gardiner Expressway will be shut down this weekend

A stretch of the expressway will be closed from Friday night until Monday morning

If you’re planning on taking a trip across the city this weekend, you better outline a route that does not involve the Gardiner Expressway.

The Gardiner will be shutdown from Highway 427 to the Don Valley Parkway for construction, beginning Friday at 11 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.

In addition to a significant portion of the Gardiner closing for the weekend, several stretches of Toronto streets will also be closed to automobiles and opening up for pedestrians and cyclists.

The eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard East from Coxwell Avenue to south of Woodbine Avenue and Bayview Avenue from Mill Street to Rosedale Valley Road and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue will all be closed to traffic as of Saturday morning.

“This weekend presents a unique scenario where we balance important expressway maintenance and accelerated construction projects while following through on a commitment to provide space for people to get outside and be active while respecting physical distancing,” Mayor John Tory announced in a Wednesday release.

Image via Flickr/Jeff Hitchcock