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Public Health Report Prefers Gardiner Removal

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health identifies eight ways in which removing the eastern portion of the expressway will benefit residents' health.


A new report from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, prefers removing the Gardiner east of Jarvis rather than preserving it with Mayor Tory’s hybrid option.

McKeown’s report comes on the heels of Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat’s public statement on Friday, in which she strongly endorsed removing the 1.7-kilometre stretch of the Gardiner east of Jarvis in favour of installing a boulevard similar to University Avenue.

Today’s public health report will be debated at the Board of Health meeting on June 1, and considered as part of council’s Gardiner deliberation at the June 10 council meeting.

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