This project is no longer active. The following information is provided for archival purposes.
This site was
last updated December 16, 2011
Update - December 16, 2011
On November 29, 2011, City Council authorized staff to issue a Notice of Completion for this study. See the Notice of Completion and complete Environmental Study Report (ESR). The ESR is available for public review and formal comment starting December 16, 2011 and ending January 31, 2012.
The approved design is a bridge spaning the rail corridor between the west end of Douro Street and the west end of Western Battery Road. In order for the bridge to be fully accessible to all users, stairs and an elevator are recommended at each end.
City Council has directed the detailed design of the bridge be funded from Section 37 contributions or any other appropriate third party funding, with a zero net impact to the City, and be undertaken as soon as these funds become available. We are aiming for no long term capital costs to the City for this project. If funding is secured, construction of the crossing would likely not be possible earlier than 2014, in order to avoid conflict with the GO/Metrolinx Strachan Avenue Overpass construction work.
The City of Toronto Transportation Services Division has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to determine possible locations for the construction of a pedestrian/cyclist link through the CN/CP railway corridor between Atlantic Avenue and Strachan Avenue, along with a workplan for achieving this pedestrian/cyclist link.
The link is to be accessible to all pedestrians and cyclists. A pedestrian/cyclist link would result in an enhanced pedestrian and cyclist environment, allowing for improved access between the communities north and south of the CN/CP railway tracks.
View the Notice of Study Commencement (PDF)
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The study area is bounded by Queen Street West to the north, CN railway corridor to the south, Strachan Avenue to the east and Atlantic Avenue to the west.
Map of Study Boundary and Focus
The Environmental Assessment process
The study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule C projects as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (October 2000, as amended in 2007).
The Class EA process will provide members of the public and interest groups with an opportunity for input at key stages of this study. The study will define the problem, consider and evaluate alternative solutions, assess impacts of the proposed solutions and identify measures to lessen any adverse impacts.
Upon completion, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared and made available for a 30-day public review period.
Public consultation is an important part of this process. Your involvement in the study is welcome. Project updates and notice of all public events will be posted on this website.
Opportunities to get involved
Public Open House (POH) #1
The first public information session was held Tuesday March 9, 2010, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Liberty Market Building , 171 East Liberty Street. Please view:
Public Open House (POH) #2
The second public information session was held on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Liberty Noodle (171 East Liberty St.)
Participants were invited to view the current design alternatives and evaluation details. The technically preferred design, a tunnel from 1071 King St. W. (at Sudbury St.) to Metro plaza was presented and discussed. Other alternative designs for a bridge linking the west legs of Douro Street and Western Battery Road were also presented and discussed.
View information materials from the open house below:
This event also included materials and teams from two other Liberty Village projects:
For more information about this open house, and other additional related projects in the area, please visit the Parkdale & Liberty Village: Three Proposed Improvements page.
July 2011 Update
As an outcome of stakeholder consultation, it has been determined that the technically preferred design of a tunnel between 1071 King Street West site and the Metro Plaza, as shown at Public Open House #2
, will not be possible. As a result, the City's technical preference has returned to that of a bridge linking the west ends of Douro Street and Western Battery Road.
Notice of Completion
November 29, 2011, City Council
authorized staff to issue a Notice of Completion and to file the Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the King Liberty Pedestrian/Cyclist Link Class Environmental Assessment Study. In accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
the Notice of Completion
was issued in the Parkdale Liberty community newspaper on December 15 and 22, 2011.
The ESR is available for public review and formal comment starting December 16, 2011 and ending January 31, 2012.You are invited to download the ESR files below or view a printed version of the documents in one of two locations
1303 Queen Street West
City Clerk's Office
City Hall, 12th fl., West tower
100 Queen Street West
Please call to confirm hours of operation.
Environmental Study Report (ESR)
The Environmental Study Report (ESR) documents the planning and decision making process followed in this study, including consultation practices, which has been followed to arrive at the preferred solution. The ESR also sets out the mitigating measures proposed to avoid or minimize environmental impacts.
Below are PDF copies of the complete ESR. Please note: files are large in size (e.g. 6 MB) and may take a few minutes to download, depending on your Internet connection.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding this study, please contact:
Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.