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<b>Source: the <i>Toronto Star</i>, May 3, 1954.</b><br><br /> <br /> On May 5, 1954, Metro Council received plans for the Lakeshore Expressway. The $49.8-million project would be elevated above Fleet Street (now Lake Shore Boulevard) from Bathurst Street to Cherry Street. To alleviate congestion in the core, a two-level parking facility with direct ramps would be built under the expressway between Yonge Street and Parliament Street. The route would run south of the CNE, and it was predicted the fairgrounds would receive 25 additional acres from the fill required for the expressway. A <i>Globe and Mail</i> editorial predicted that the new road “ought to eliminate the worst of the waterfront traffic problems, at least for some years to come.”<br />
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Source: the Toronto Star, May 3, 1954.

On May 5, 1954, Metro Council received plans for the Lakeshore Expressway. The $49.8-million project would be elevated above Fleet Street (now Lake Shore Boulevard) from Bathurst Street to Cherry Street. To alleviate congestion in the core, a two-level parking facility with direct ramps would be built under the expressway between Yonge Street and Parliament Street. The route would run south of the CNE, and it was predicted the fairgrounds would receive 25 additional acres from the fill required for the expressway. A Globe and Mail editorial predicted that the new road “ought to eliminate the worst of the waterfront traffic problems, at least for some years to come.”

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