F.G. Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan

Rank 2024


Image Credit: City of /Toronto

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $2.2 billion

Funding Source: Public

Municipal Funding: $1.48 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2030

 The F.G. Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan addresses the rehabilitation of the expressway, extending from Highway 427 to the eastern limit at the Don Valley Parkway (DVP), including the 11-km at-grade section from Highway 427 to Dufferin Street with its 32 bridges and structures, and the 7-km elevated section from Dufferin Street to the DVP with 335 spans. In the fall of 2023, the City awarded the contract for the second section in the Rehabilitation Plan and will rebuild and repair the elevated portion of the Expressway between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue. 

Project Owner: City of Toronto

Engineer: WSP; Morrison Hershfield; Parsons, GHD (Section 1: Cherry St. to Jarvis St.); Parsons (Section 2: Dufferin St. to Strachan Ave.)

Project/Construction Manager: Aecon (Section 1: from Cherry St. to Jarvis St.); Grascan Construction Limited (Section 2: Dufferin St. to Strachan Ave.)

Environmental Services: Dillon Consulting Limited (Environmental assessment); Perkins+Will; Hargreaves Associates

Other Key Players: EY, Hanscomb, and HDR (advisory support); Aon (risk advisor); WSP (design work); EllisDon; Englobe; Entuitive; HKA; EY (financial advisor)

Supplier Other: Canam Group

Legal: Blake, Cassels & Graydon (City of Toronto); Osler

Road or Transit Length (km): 18

2023 Rank: 31

2022 Rank: 32

2021 Rank: 28

2020 Rank: 26

2019 Rank: 23

2018 Rank: 19

2017 Rank: 14

2016 Rank: 17