The Gardiner

By: Lesley

Nov 07 2010

Category: bridges, Toronto


Focal Length:10.2mm
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A rather unglamorous view underneath the Gardiner (Expressway) in downtown Toronto. From this point (Bathurst St) the Gardiner becomes entirely elevated eastward over Lake Shore Blvd. The building on the left is currently empty, but may become a grocery store in the future (according to the rezoning notices on it).   The espressway was named after Frederick G Gardiner, who spearheaded its creation and was built in segments from 1955-66. It is 6 lanes wide at this point and 18km from end to end.

Participating in Sunday Bridges


11 comments on “The Gardiner”

  1. may be unglamorous but you framed it beautifully. Happy Sunday Lesley.

  2. Unglamorous, but interesting 🙂
    Best regards and nice week end

  3. This looks so familiar. 🙂

  4. looks rather desolate under there!

  5. I hope a grocery store goes in so maybe the powers that be will give the old bridge the good old paint it so badly needs. The reality of this shot is very thought provoking. It is so sad to see structures look so unkept. Still, this is a beautiful shot;excellent capture.

  6. It’s interesting, not glamorous indeed, but well captured:)
    Have a nice Sunday!

  7. Looks old!I like the angle in this picture!
    Bon Dimanche

  8. Unglamorous yes but it’s the kind of trashy photo that I like.

  9. much like the underside of concrete highways here too and the metal fences in the background look so familiar too.

  10. I like the view of the city underneath the bridge!

  11. I love that clock.

    Happy Blue Monday, Lesley.

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