Repair work on Toronto's busy Gardiner Expressway begins on Monday night, but Mayor John Tory says "we're going to do things differently" this fall.

Annual maintenance will take place overnight on weeknights instead of over a weekend. All road work will take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

One westbound lane of the Gardiner will be closed overnight on Monday and Tuesday, starting at 11 p.m., for fall maintenance. One eastbound lane will be closed overnight on Wednesday.

According to the city's transportation services division, one westbound lane will also be closed on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28. And one eastbound lane will be closed on Nov. 21, 24 and 30.