TORONTO, Ont. – A traffic heads-up for the weekend: there are closures on the Gardiner Expressway and a portion of Highway 401 in Mississauga. Below is what you need to know.

Gardiner Expressway

Eastbound and westbound Gardiner is scheduled to be closed from Saturday at 2 a.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. for fall maintenance. Toronto officials said they’re doing repairs, setting up lane restrictions for light pole replacement and cleaning catch basins.

  • Westbound Gardiner will be closed from Carlaw to Jameson avenues. The on-ramp to the Gardiner Expressway from Lake Shore Boulevard to Carlaw Avenue will also be closed. Southbound traffic on the Don Valley Parkway must exit at Bayview/Bloor, Richmond Street or the Don Roadway. Motorists can enter the westbound Gardiner Expressway at Jameson Avenue.
  • Eastbound Gardiner will be closed from York/Bay/Yonge exit to the DVP. Eastbound traffic must exit at either the Jameson, Spadina or York/Bay/Yonge exits.
  • During the closure, motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard, Bloor, Richmond and Adelaide streets as alternative routes.


Following the weekend closure, the eastbound curb lane of the Gardiner from Jarvis Street to the Don River will remain closed for long-term repair work.


Partial Highway 401 closure

Eastbound and westbound Highway 401 will be shut down between Hurontario Street and Mavis Road from midnight Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday due to construction. Detour routes will be posted.

  • Motorists travelling eastbound will be forced to exit Highway 401 at Mavis Road. Detour is provided via Britannia Road and Hurontario Street.
  • Motorists traveling westbound will be forced to exit Highway 401 at Hurontario Street. Detour is provided via Courtneypark Drive and Mavis Road.
  • Ramp from Highway 410 southbound to Highway 401 westbound will be closed. Highway 410 southbound traffic will be directed to exit at Derry Road and follow the signed detour route for access to Highway 401 westbound.


Other road closures

  • A portion of Bloor Street West will be closed for the Charity Bed Race on Sunday. Two westbound lanes of Bloor, from Prince Edward Drive to Royal York Road, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.