A report from city staff has been released detailing the various options for charging tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway.
They were tasked with outlining the different tolling possibilities as a possible revenue source in June after council approved the “hybrid” proposal for the east Gardiner.
The report looked at the possibility of a flat-fee toll, for a single trip between $1.25 and $3.25, with trucks paying double those amounts.
The report also looked at a per kilometre tolling system like the one used on the 407. Staff suggested between 10 cents and 35 cents for each kilometre travelled, with trucks paying double.
Staff estimate the 30-year cost of the Gardiner, including rebuilding the elevated link to the DVP, at $3.8 billion. Costs for the at-grade DVP are $200 million. The 30-year cost of the toll system is estimated at $1.7 billion, for a grand total of $5.7 billion.
The report will go to Mayor John Tory’s executive committee, which next meets on September 21.
Even if city council agrees to go ahead with tolling, Toronto would need the Ontario government’s approval.