New Urbanist Group Supports Removal of Gardiner

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The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has a strong history of advocacy for the design and building of sustainable and healthy cities across North America. CNU believes that replacing elevated urban freeways with surface streets, boulevards and avenues is the most cost-effective, sustainable option for cities with aging grade separated roads.

To implement this philosophy, CNU created the “Highways to Boulevards” and releases a biannual list of “Freeways without Futures” which identifies elevated highways across the globe that are in the most need of removal.  Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway is one of the few highways that has been named to the list in each of its four publications: 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.  For more information on CNU’s Highways to Boulevards initiative, please visit: https://www.cnu.org/highways.

CNU Ontario, the Provincial Chapter of CNU, supports this initiative.  Toronto now has the opportunity to remove a large section of this highway and make a lasting, positive impact on our core. CNU Ontario has just submitted a brief to the City of Toronto articulating in detail the group’s position.  The brief can be viewed here.

To arrange an interview, please contact CNU president, Adrian Cammaert at ontario@cnu.org.

CNU Ontario is the provincial Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU is North America’s foremost advocate for advanced urban design.