Thursday, May 1, 2014

Friday My Town Shoot Out - May 2 CONSTRUCTION

I'm posting over here this week.

In Toronto we have two seasons, winter and construction!! The Gardiner Expressway, the southern east west highway into the city was closed last weekend to get it ready for some major construction work.
It passes by our condo so we have a bird's eye view.

Here is a Youtube video (rather long) showing driving into Toronto from the west before the construction.
It passes our condo at the 3:29 mark.

Gardiner closed last weekend in preparation for work.

On Monday morning the left lanes on both the eastbound and westbound Gardiner were closed between Park Lawn Road and Strachan Avenue. The closures are part of long-term construction work on the Gardiner that will continue through to 2016.

 Oh yes, there's other construction in the bottom right of this photo - TTC Toronto Transit Commission is working on the street car tracks.


  1. It would be easy to complain about the construction -- traffic was so bad Monday I turned around at Bathurst (after driving for over an hour) and went home to work -- but the truth is the repairs are so extensive because they are so overdue. Actions, consequences.

  2. wow! how did you get those shots? very nice! same here in Michigan, Winter and Construction. :-)

  3. You really had a great vantage point for taking these images. Cool shots. Thanks for linking up!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Your photos clearly show how backed up the traffic is with construction. I do love cities, and Toronto is one of my favorite, but I'm happy to live in a small town where we have a rush minute rather than a rush hour. Thanks for pointing out the light rail construction. Now there is a great way to travel in a city.

  5. You certainly do have a bird's eye view of the construction. Thanks for the video. I have a niece who lives in Toronto, so it is nice to see more details of her home town.

  6. Great post and good shots. Road construction goes on around our state, Ky, all year long, especially along the Ohio river.


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