MVRO Commends Premier Ford, Mayor Chow on Agreeing to Upload the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway

November 29, 2023

The following is a statement by Frank Notte, Director of Government Relations:

“Ontario’s 1,100 new car and truck retailers commend Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow for agreeing to let the province take control of the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway.

For too long, Toronto politicians engaged in endless debates about the Gardiner’s future causing political gridlock at City Hall. At the same time, drivers using the Gardiner were stuck in soul-sucking traffic as politicians bickered over the highway and contemplated tearing it down. Putting the Gardiner under provincial jurisdiction will finally put a stop to the never-ending drama about its future.

We must keep the Gardiner Expressway – one of the most important highways in Canada.

The provincial uploading of the Gardiner and DVP will ensure people and goods keep flowing in Canada’s economic heartland. It’s common sense these two highways entering and exiting downtown Toronto, and connecting to other provincial highways, become provincial jurisdiction.

We are thankful Premier Ford has committed to never place tolls on the Gardiner and the DVP. By doing so, the Premier recognizes these highways have already been paid for, and is keeping costs low for families and businesses.”


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