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The Gardiner Expressway.
Driven on by millions of people every day.

Canada's first urban expressway was hyped by the Toronto press even before the construction had even begun. A quote from the May 3, 1954 Toronto Telegram provides an excellent example:

"How would you like to drive through Toronto during rush-hour at 50 miles an hour?... you would have no stoplights to contend with, no billboards to... fray your temper. In addition, you would have a beautiful view of the lake through most of the ten-mile trip, with miles of six-lane, gently curving landscaped highway...."

The construction of this highway began in 1955 and was completed in 1966. As one of the few express routes for motorists traveling into the downtown core, the Gardiner is regarded by many as essential to the city's economy, but its presence remains one of the most contentious urban planning issues in Toronto. Critics of the expressway have been talking about it’s appearance and argued that it cuts off the city from its waterfront. In recent decades several proposals have been made to dismantle it or replace its central section with a tunnel, but the lack of municipal funds and political will has repeatedly stalled such plans.

**Post Pro - Increased contrast, and neatimage for the sky.

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