Councillors Discuss the State of the Gardiner
The city's budget committee has voted to restart an environmental study of future options of the Gardiner Expressway, which may lead to a section of the highway being torn down east of Jarvis.
City council still needs to approve spending the approximately 4 million dollars to look all options.
Councillors are already considering spending $500 million dollars on critical repairs to the crumbling expressway over the next 10 years.
Councillor Doug Ford doesn't think the roadway will just disappear. As a matter of fact, he says nothing would be torn down, unless there’s a better solution in place.
Councillor Gord Perks is thinking. He says now is the time to start talking about those different options to the Gardiner. He wants to talk to Torontonians and come up with a plan.
City staff say it could take 6-9 years to complete a tear down of part of the highway. Some are now worrying about spending money on current repairs if it's just coming down anyways.
(with files from R. Courtney)