Installation for the Bartlett-Havelock-Gladstone project from Davenport Road to College Street begins in July 2022. Read more about what changes are coming to this corridor in the installation notice. More details on the segment between Dewson Street and College Street can be found in the informational booklet.
The City of Toronto is preparing to install bikeways and other road safety improvements on Bartlett Avenue, Havelock Street, and Gladstone Avenue from Davenport Road to College Street, as well as associated changes to short sections of Bloor Street and Lindsey Avenue. This project was approved by City Council as part of the Cycling Network Plan: 2022 Cycling Infrastructure Installation – First Quarter on April 7, 2022. A copy of the staff report is available under City Council agenda item IE 28.7.

Project Goals:

  1. Improve safety for people walking, cycling and driving.
  2. Encourage cycling by connecting and improving bikeways, and creating an alternative to north-south travel on Dufferin Street.
  3. Reduce neighbourhood traffic infiltration, and maintain local access for residents and City services.
  4. Minimize impact to on-street parking.
The 3.5 km bikeway project will improve safety by lowering motor vehicle travel speed, prioritizing people walking and cycling, and reducing local traffic infiltration. The project will expand the local cycling network and connect to existing bikeways on Davenport Road, Bloor Street, Havelock Street, Lindsey Avenue, Waterloo Avenue, and Argyle Street. The changes include new contra-flow bike lanes and traffic signals, reduced on-street parking spaces in some locations, and modified motor vehicle travel directions to enhance safety and reduce traffic infiltration.

City services, including fire, emergency medical services, waste pick-up, and snow clearing, will continue as usual. There will be no impact to existing sidewalks or speed limits and all local motor vehicle access will be maintained.

Consultation Report

Download and read the Consultation Report for Phase 1 of the Bartlett-Havelock-Gladstone Cycling Connections project from Davenport Road to College Street.

Virtual Public Meeting 1: Bartlett Avenue, Havelock Street, Gladstone Avenue north of College Street

A Virtual Public Meeting was held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 for the portion of the project between Davenport Road and College Street.

Feedback Form

The feedback period closed on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Project Materials

Virtual Public Meeting 2: Gladstone Avenue from College Street to Peel Avenue

Public and stakeholder consultation for the portion of the project on Gladstone Avenue between College Street and Peel Avenue is planned for later in winter 2022. A separate notice will be sent to local residents, businesses and organizations.

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Project corridor for the Bartlett-Havelock-Gladstone cycling connections project

Bartlett Avenue from Davenport Road to Bloor Street

Map of proposed changes on Bartlett Avenue from Davenport Road to Bloor Street.

If you drive:

  • New traffic signals added at Davenport Road and at Dupont Street.
  • No change to travel directions.
  • Restricted movements, including:
    • No northbound right-turns on red at Davenport Road.
    • No northbound straight-through, no peak period eastbound left-turns, and no right-turns on red at Dupont Street.
    • No westbound right-turns during peak periods from Bloor Street to Bartlett Avenue.

If you park or load on the street:

  • Parking permit hours remain unchanged.
  • Some impacts to on-street parking:
    • Nine parking spaces removed on Davenport Road and Bartlett Avenue to accommodate the new traffic signal.
    • East side parking made permanent between: Davenport Road and Geary Avenue; Dupont Street and Hallam Street; and Shanly Street and Bloor Street.
    • West side parking made permanent between Hallam Street and Shanly Street.
    • Seven of ten parking spaces maintained between Geary Avenue and Dupont Street.
    • Three 1-hour and three 3-hour parking spaces removed at Dupont Street.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at local schools maintained:
    • Dovercourt Public School: continues on Gladstone Avenue, Hallam Street, and the east side of Bartlett Avenue.
    • St Anthony Catholic School: 10-minute parking added to west side between Southview Avenue and Shanly Street during pick-up/drop-off hours.
  • Curbside space at Bloor Street maintained for commercial loading.

If you cycle:

  • Contra-flow bike lanes added between Davenport Road and Geary Avenue; and Dupont Street and Bloor Street to allow people cycling to travel north and south where vehicle flow is one-way.
  • Bike lanes added between Geary Avenue and CP Rail Tracks.
  • Shared-lane markings added between CP Rail Tracks and Dupont Street.
  • New bike signals added at Davenport Road and Dupont Street.
  • New Bike Share stations added at Davenport Road and Dupont Street.

If you walk:

  • Traffic signal added at Davenport Road replacing the pedestrian crossing at Salem Avenue and Davenport Avenue.
  • Pedestrian crossing converted to a traffic signal at Dupont Street.

If you take transit:

  • TTC 127 Davenport bus stops moved from Salem Avenue to Bartlett Avenue.
  • TTC 26 Dupont bus stops maintained and shifted closer to Bartlett Avenue.

Bloor Street from Bartlett Avenue to Havelock Street

If you walk or cycle:

  • Two-way bikeway added on the north side of Bloor Street between Bartlett Avenue and Havelock Street.
  • Bicycle traffic signal added to Havelock Street, and space for people cycling to wait when turning.
  • Pedestrian crossings maintained or improved.

If you drive or park on the street:

  • Restricted movements, including:
    • No westbound right-turns during the peak periods from Bloor Street to Bartlett Avenue.
  • Traffic signal maintained at Havelock Street and stop sign maintained at Bartlett Avenue.
  • Three Green P parking spaces removed on Bloor Street.

If you take transit:

  • TTC 300 Bloor night bus stops maintained with the westbound stop shifted closer to Salem Avenue.

Havelock Street from Bloor Street to Dewson Street

Proposed changes on Havelock Street from Bloor Street to Dewson Street.

If you drive:

  • No changes to travel directions.
  • Northbound right- and left-turn lanes would merge into a single lane.
  • No northbound right-turn on red at Bloor Street.

If you park or load on the street:

  • East side parking made permanent between Bloor Street and Dewson Street.
  • Curbside “No Parking” near Bloor Street maintained for commercial loading and delivery.

If you cycle:

  • Contra-flow bike lanes added on the west side to allow people cycling to travel south.
  • Northbound cycling in a shared lane with vehicles.
  • New bike signals added at the Bloor Street intersection.
Read more about the changes between Dewson Street and College Street in the informational booklet.

 

Havelock Street from Dewson Street to College Street; Lindsey Avenue and Sylvan Avenue from Havelock Street to Gladstone Avenue; and Gladstone Avenue from Lindsey Avenue to College Street

Through consultation activities, it was determined that Option 1 was preferred; however, the feedback collected also highlighted issues around parking availability. Read the Consultation Report to learn more

Option 1 is the final design chosen for this section though parking space loss was minimized compared with the original proposal.

The following information was presented during the consultation period.

Proposed changes common to both Options 1 and 2

Proposed design at Lindsey Avenue and Gladstone Avenue: people cycling can travel in all directions; people driving on Gladstone Avenue turn right; and people driving on Lindsey Avenue turn left. See both diagrams below

If you drive or park on the street:

  • Lindsey Avenue between Gladstone Avenue and Havelock Street converted to one-way eastbound.
  • A diagonal diverter added to the intersection of Lindsey Avenue and Gladstone Avenue.
  • Up to two parking spaces removed on both Gladstone Avenue and Lindsey Avenue to maintain vehicle space for delivery vehicles and waste pick-up.
  • Three parking spaces removed on Gladstone Avenue at Sylvan Avenue to improve road safety and visibility.
  • South side parking (including accessible parking) made permanent on Lindsey Avenue between Gladstone Avenue and Havelock Street.

If you cycle:

  • Contra-flow bike lanes added to Lindsey Avenue between Gladstone Avenue and Havelock Street and on Gladstone Avenue from Sylvan Avenue and 10m south.
  • Cycling allowed in both directions on Gladstone Avenue.

Option 1 (preferred):

Map of option 1 between Dewson Street and College Street.Legend describing symbols in the option maps.

If you drive:

  • A cycling-only block on Havelock Street between Dewson Street and Sylvan Avenue.
  • All local motor vehicle access maintained.
Photo of diverter on Shaw Street.
Above: Existing cycling-only block on Shaw Street.

If you park:

  • Seven parking spaces removed on Gladstone Avenue between Lindsey Avenue and College Street.

If you cycle:

  • Cycling-only block could provide space for a Bike Share station, seating or greening opportunities.

Option 2:

Option 2 between Dewson Street and College Street.

Legend describing symbols in the option maps.

If you drive:

  • Havelock Street between Dewson Street and Sylvan Avenue made one-way southbound.
  • Sylvan Avenue between Gladstone Avenue and Havelock Street made one-way eastbound.

If you park:

  • All parking spaces retained on Gladstone Avenue between Lindsey Avenue and College Street

If you cycle:

  • Contra-flow bike lane added to Sylvan Avenue between Gladstone Avenue and Havelock Street would allow cycling in both directions.