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Lower Don River gets as straight edges for Don Valley Parkway, for the Bloor St to Gardiner Expressway

 

 

In this drawing the darker winding line is the natural flow of the Don River, and the the straight line with the angled hatching is the steel pile created path for the River.

 

“160,000 square feet of steel sheet piling was driven along the edge to contain the embankment at a height of eight feet above the normal river level. The portion of the embankment adjacent to the piling has been backfilled with slag, since its lighter weight will reduce the dead load on the piling.”

Excerpt From
BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO DEPT. OF ROADS.
METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. DEPT. OF ROADS

1962 to 1964

 

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Gardiner Expressway decking replacement photo of before and after.

 

Above the expressway section photographed just after the original  decking had been removed on the weekend of before the week beginning Jan 20 2020.

Below week beginning Jan 27 2030 new decking has been installed during the previous weekend.

Lakeshore Blvd East, at Parliament St.

Contractor: Aecon Group.


 

 

 

 

 

Photo taken Jan 27 2020

Lakeshore Blvd East walk from Leslie St though to Carlaw Ave

 

 

 

 

The walk along Lakeshore Blvd East  from Leslie St though to Carlaw Ave, is the most relaxing along the entire Lakeshore Blvd East or West.

 

Google map link below.

Lake Shore Blvd E
Toronto, ON
www.google.com/maps/place/Lake+Shore+Blvd+E,+Toronto,+ON/@43.6538623,-79.3397916,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x882b34cdd0ace10b:0xb400c1e3838a99eb