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If you were planning to drive into downtown Toronto this weekend, the Gardiner Expressway won’t be an option for you.

The expressway will be closed between Highway 427 and Carlaw Avenue for annual fall maintenance. The lanes are scheduled to be closed from 11 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday.

Road crews will be conducting a slew of tasks including road resurfacing, cleaning and repairing catch basins, inspecting bridges and closed-circuit camera, repairing guardrails, repairing potholes, and more.

During the weekend closure, drivers can use Lake Shore Boulevard, The Queensway, King Street, Bloor Street and Evans Avenue as alternates.


TTC work continues this weekend on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) with subway service shut down from Finch and Lawrence stations due to track work. Shuttle buses will be running.

Next week, riders won’t be able to access the line between St. George to Lawrence West stations for signal upgrades.

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