Future of the Gardiner Expressway East Public Forum

The first Public Forum on the future of the Gardiner Expressway East ) launched on June 13, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Public Forum is one component of a comprehensive community and stakeholder consultation program for Gardiner Expressway & Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment & Urban Design Study. The study is examining the feasibility, impacts and costs of four alternatives for the easternmost stretch of the elevated roadway, which include: removal, replacement, improvement, and maintaining the status quo.

The participants.

The participants.

The event was well attended with over 300 people participating. participants spanning a variety of ages and backgrounds discussed the four options currently being presented as solutions to the current Gardiner East Expressway.

During the meeting, Waterfront Toronto presented a number of design ideas for the Gardiner East that were developed by six internationally renowned engineering and design teams. The design ideas spanned the four alternatives being explored – Maintain, Improve, Replace, Remove. Participants were able to discuss these design ideas and share their thoughts with the project team.

The four alternatives public members were asked to consider and comment on are: 

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A video recording of the Public Forum can be viewed online here, and a copy of the presentation available here.

An attendee reading the material, while Dave Dilks delivers an opening address.

An attendee reading the material, while Dave Dilks delivers an opening address.

The first round of consultations on the design ideas closed on June 28th however consultation – including more Public Forums – will continue through the next phases of the project.

Please join the conversation at www.gardinereast.ca, www.facebook/gardinereast.ca, or @gardinereast / #gardinereast on twitter.

 

Members of the panel being interviewed.

Members of the panel being interviewed.

Citizens interacting with displays on Gardiner Expressway East designs.

Citizens interacting with displays on Gardiner Expressway East designs.

Discussing the alternatives.

Discussing the alternatives.