Gardiner All Lined-up

The Gardiner Expressway is getting shorter. While some people would like to see even more of the elevated Toronto waterfront highway come down, the portion east of the Don Valley Parkway off ramps closed forever recently, and is now being taken down. Several UrbanToronto Forum contributors have shot images of the demolition over the last several days, and some of the most eye-catching ones are our Daily Photo.

Here, UT Forum contributor BB ON is at the east end of the highway to shoot its second night of closure, September 2, 2021, where trucks are line the former on-ramp, one after another, ready to haul its rubble away.

Trucks line the end of the Gardiner waiting to haul away rubble, image by UT contributor BB ONTrucks line the end of the Gardiner waiting to haul away rubble, image by UT contributor BB ON

Further west, where Lake Shore Boulevard meets the Don Roadway, the deck was still there, but days later, this roofed-over view of the downtown skyline no longer existed.

Where Lake Shore met the Don Roadway, this decked view is no longer there, image by UT contributor BB ONWhere Lake Shore met the Don Roadway, this decked view is no longer there, image by UT contributor BB ON

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