Today, in Toronto, the Gardiner Expressway is closed.
Now I don't know if this was for Earth Day or for repairs.
But it is Earth Day, and this would be a good day to measure smog effect, because I cannot imagine it can ever be worse.
Some Torontonians likely know that David Miller is Mayor. And some of those who know this, know that he wants to tear down the Gardiner Expressway and replace it with an 8 lane Lake Shore Boulevarde.
And some who know point one and point two know that he also wants to close two lanes of the four lane Queen's Quay Boulevarde and plant grass.
Well today we almost saw what this would be like (the Gardiner was closed but Queen's Quay wasn't). And there has never been so much stalled traffic in my 22 years here. Queen's Quay, Lakeshore. Front St., King St. and Queen St. were backed up their entire length.
A cross downtown trip that normally takes ten minutes took an hour.
Thanks for voting for David Miller, you turkeys.