The Avenue Road Study is identifying opportunities to improve safety, mobility, and streetscape to better serve all road users on the street segment between Bloor Street West and St. Clair Avenue West.
The Study is taking into consideration the impact of potential changes on the city-wide road network and adjacent local streets.
Full reconstruction of Avenue Road is currently forecasted to take place more than ten years from now. In consultation with the community, the Study is determining what interim improvements can be made.
The study area is Avenue Road from Bloor Street on the south to St. Clair Avenue West on the north.
This study will address recent City Council decisions including:
A range of options are being considered to improve safety, mobility choices and streetscape on Avenue Road.
An overview of the actions proposed for the near-term are summarized below:
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All potential improvements will be assessed through an evaluation process that considers the extent to which each solution addresses safety concerns, advances the City’s goals and policies, impacts the neighbourhood and the road network, as well as availability of resources.
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Consultation on the Avenue Road Study took place in Fall 2023. This phase of consultation asked for road user and community member input on the potential near-term actions and long-term vision for Avenue Road.
A survey was available from October 5th to November 2, 2023. A public drop-in event was held on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church at 230 St. Clair Avenue West. Participants could review study materials and leave feedback with staff.
Following consultation, the assessment of all potential actions will be finalized. The Study will conclude with a staff report to City Council for a final decision. Next steps on implementation will be determined by availability of funding, resources, and the City’s competing priorities.
If you are interested in being notified of project milestones and public consultation opportunities, sign up for the email list by contacting AvenueRoadStudy@toronto.ca.
Phase 1 of public consultation is now complete. The purpose of Phase 1 was to verify concerns and priorities previously raised for Avenue Road from St Clair Avenue to Bloor Street, and to identify concerns and priorities not previously captured. Phase 1 involved gathering public input for the study area through an online survey. Responses from the survey will inform the development of potential improvement options for Avenue Road that best serve all road users with the space available. The Phase 1 Public Consultation Report summarizes public feedback received May 9 – May 29, 2022.
The most common concerns identified by survey respondents are the high speed of traffic, insufficient space on sidewalks, lack of bikeways, and the insufficient buffer space between pedestrians and vehicles, indicating an overall concern for safety. The most frequently identified changes that survey respondents would like to see are increased sidewalk widths, reduced vehicle speed limits, and the introduction of cycling facilities.
Other frequently mentioned concerns and priorities for the corridor include noise levels related to speeding, the need to maintain traffic flow to and from the downtown core, and concerns about impacts to the corridor and the neighbourhood if changes are implemented on both Avenue Road and Yonge Street.
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