Today the Toronto City Council will debate the fate of the Gardiner Expressway—a mile-long stretch of elevated road that cuts through the city. Local sentiments seem roughly split at the moment. The lead city planner, who’d like to replace the segment with a surface boulevard, has pushed for the Gardiner’s removal. The mayor is backing a “hybrid” option, essentially keeping the structure in place, for fear that commuters will suffer too much in its absence.
[UPDATE: The council voted 24 to 21 for the “hybrid” option, though those on the removal side said they’d continue to fight.]