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Gardiner Expressway: 'Big Daddy's' gift to Toronto


 

https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/once-upon-a-city-archives/2016/07/07/gardiner-expressway-big-daddys-gift-to-toronto.html

 

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The Gardiner was already badly deteriorated in 1982, my first year in Toronto.

It is going to be a MAJOR challenge (and a ton of cash) for Toronto to replace it in the future.



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Johnnee D wrote:

Gardiner Live...


 Ohhhh, so it is still standing ... wink



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The Gardiner is something i always avoid during its peak usage times. It makes more sense to just take the secondary roads to get into and across Toronto. I cut my travel time in half, usually by doing this. 



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long stroke wrote:

The Gardiner is something i always avoid during its peak usage times. It makes more sense to just take the secondary roads to get into and across Toronto. I cut my travel time in half, usually by doing this. 


 I completely disagree. Its a good route, a lot of cars but it moves better than the city streets. Same for Don Valley Parkway which I use everyday to go to work. If this is ever taken down we are soooo screwed.



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Johnnee D wrote:
Pontiacanada wrote:
Johnnee D wrote:

Gardiner Live...


 Ohhhh, so it is still standing ... wink


 Barely...


 It will be standing far longer than any of us could ever live, even in our wildest dreams. Yea i know, it is Toronto, so lets slag her any way we can. Slaging Toronto is a Canadian pastime that i have always enjoyed. Being born and raised there, i can say that i totally get it. Cheers. George



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73SC wrote:
long stroke wrote:

The Gardiner is something i always avoid during its peak usage times. It makes more sense to just take the secondary roads to get into and across Toronto. I cut my travel time in half, usually by doing this. 


 I completely disagree. Its a good route, a lot of cars but it moves better than the city streets. Same for Don Valley Parkway which I use everyday to go to work. If this is ever taken down we are soooo screwed.


 Ray,i am only speaking of my own personal experience. If you have to do it during the typical "RUSH" peak times it is total insanity. I have found that doing the back secondary roads is way way way better. If someone wants to sit in their car and look at the rear of other cars at a crawl, well that is their business in the Gardiner crawl. 



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In the top vintage picture (Gardiner looking eastbound at the Humber) I recall when the pilings for the expressway at the Humber (at the end of the straightaway in the picture where the Seaway Motel is) settled and sank down so the roadway now had a  Humber Hump. I can remember unwittingly catching air at the hump in my friend's Capri II around 1980.



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73SC wrote:
long stroke wrote:

The Gardiner is something i always avoid during its peak usage times. It makes more sense to just take the secondary roads to get into and across Toronto. I cut my travel time in half, usually by doing this. 


 I completely disagree. Its a good route, a lot of cars but it moves better than the city streets. Same for Don Valley Parkway which I use everyday to go to work. If this is ever taken down we are soooo screwed.


         Don't worry Ray     Kathleen and her "movement" will never let infrastructure get in bad shape    Lots of money in the city   



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And potential votes in the next election!!!  Bob.



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And potential votes in the next election!!!  Bob.


 It is very unlikely that she will get reelected in the next election here in Ontario. If she does then it would be official...........Ontario voters are THE DUMBEST THERE IS, i mean really really really dumb. Dumber than dead dumb, dumber than double dead dumb. Dumber than............. well if i go any further, i am bound to offend some one. 



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Currently polling at 18%, that's a big hole to dig out of, but once the gems start getting tossed to every minority and disenfranchised group of society who knows. let's not take it for granted George, we all have to get behind Patrick Brown and the Conservatives. 



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73SC wrote:

Currently polling at 18%, that's a big hole to dig out of, but once the gems start getting tossed to every minority and disenfranchised group of society who knows. let's not take it for granted George, we all have to get behind Patrick Brown and the Conservatives. 


 Ray, there is no doubt about that. The useless twits and twats Fibreals have to go but they have to go in a very big way. 



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