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.
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).