TORONTO – Today, mayoral candidate Brad Bradford announced a concrete plan to accelerate the reconstruction of the Gardiner Expressway, shaving years off projected construction timelines and reducing gridlock in Toronto. To achieve this as Mayor, Brad would allow construction on the Gardiner rebuild to be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
By permitting 24/7 construction on this critical infrastructure project, it would reduce construction time by at least 2 years and unlock 7.5 acres of land for housing redevelopment faster. Construction taking place between 9pm and 7am would be limited to sites no closer than 100m from an occupied residential property.
“This should be a no-brainer, but City Hall’s deferrals and delays stall construction and make gridlock worse,” said Brad Bradford. “Accelerating the Gardiner rebuild by permitting 24/7 construction will get this project done faster, reduce gridlock, and unlock more land for housing development in our city.”
“The City needs to bring a greater sense of urgency to getting things done for the people of Toronto. The endless debates, deferrals, and delays increase costs while degrading the quality of life in our city. “
Toronto’s Mayoral By-Election takes place on June 26, 2023.
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