The Streetscape Manual is a reference tool developed to guide the design, construction and maintenance of sidewalk and boulevard improvements on Toronto’s arterial road network.

The Manual emphasizes design quality and amenity in the pedestrian realm with specifications for paving, trees, medians, lighting and street furniture.

About Streetscapes

Learn about the classification system for streets and the components that make up a streetscape.

Using the Manual

Learn how to use the online Streetscape Manual reference tool when designing a streetscape.

Designing Streetscapes

Use the Streetscape Manual to search for streetscape information and design direction and details.

The council authority for the Streetscape Manual is Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, PW9.2, “Sustainable Transportation Initiatives: Short-term Proposals”, adopted by Council on October 22 and 23, 2007 as follows:

City Council on October 22 and 23, 2007, adopted the following motion regarding pedestrians: 2.g. direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to finalize the Streetscape Manual and this manual be used as the standard in the design and reconstruction of all City streets. Read the Report (see document page 6 or page 7 of the PDF file).