The Bathurst Manor Neighbourhood Mobility Plan (NMP) will identify, prioritize and recommend short-, medium-, and long-term improvements to traffic operations and road design to support safety for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians and people driving and cycling.

On April 2, 2024, North York Community Council meeting approved additional elements of the Bathurst Manor NMP (2024.NY12.14.), including:

  • Speed humps on:
    • Codsell Avenue, between Wilmington Avenue and Elder Street
    • Codsell Avenue, between Hove Street and Bathurst Street
    • Purdon Drive, between Evanston Drive and Wilmington Avenue
  • Speed limit reduction from 40km/hr to 30km/hr on Overbrook Place, between Wilmington Avenue and Maxwell Street with the installation of speed humps

On November 14, 2023, North York Community Council approved some elements of the Bathurst Manor NMP (2023.NY9.20, 2023.NY9.22) including:

  • All-way stop signs at the following intersections:
    • Combe Avenue and Elder Street
    • Clifton Avenue and Elder Street
    • Kennard Avenue and Elder Street
    • Pannahill Road and Elder Street
    • Tillplain Road and Cocksfield Avenue
  • A traffic control signal at Wilmington Avenue and Codsell Avenue
  • A pedestrian crossover at Wilson Heights Boulevard and Codsell Avenue
  • Speed humps on:
    • Cedar Springs Grove
    • Overbrook Place, between Wilmington Avenue and Maxwell Street

Staff reports summarizing recommendations can be found here:

Phase 1 consultation took place from July 8 to December 1, 2023 and included a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) meeting, virtual public meeting, and interactive online mapping survey, and was promoted by notice distribution and a project webpage. The consultation focused on understanding issues and opportunities for the neighbourhood, and collecting input on proposed short-term actions.

Phase 2 took place from September 13 to October 11, 2023, and included a LAC meeting, online survey, and in-person drop-in event with a presentation and Q&A. It was promoted by a mailed notice and project webpage. The consultation focused on collecting input on other short, medium and long-term improvements for the neighbourhood.

Consultation materials:

      Map of Bathurst Manor Neighbourhood Mobility Plan Area. North boundary is Finch Avenue West. East boundary is Bathurst Street. South Boundary is Sheppard Avenue West. West boundary is Dufferin Street. For more information, contact Alyssa.Cerbu@toronto.ca

      In 2019, North York Community Council directed City staff to work with the community to develop a comprehensive plan to address community concerns about mobility and safety for road users in Bathurst Manor. City staff have used a holistic approach to assess and manage traffic issues within the neighbourhood. The Bathurst Manor NMP considers all modes of transportation, with an emphasis on improving conditions for vulnerable road users such as seniors, students, pedestrians and people cycling. The final NMP recommend actions related to moto vehicle speed and volume management, and traffic safety conflicts on local streets. NMP recommendations are informed by the City’s Traffic Calming Guide, Vision Zero Action Plan, and Complete Streets Guidelines.

      In 2023, the City launched Neighbourhood Streets Plans to make it fair and transparent for neighbourhoods to access City-led, community guided plans for traffic, road safety, and active transportation. The Bathurst Manor NMP is considered and early entrant and model for this new program.

      Study Process

      The Bathurst Manor NMP will use the following process:

      Process map outlining the different steps in the BMP process. It shows that we are currently at the Public Consultation stage. Next steps include approval by North York Community Council, followed by implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

      The participation of local residents and stakeholders was essential to identifying appropriate and effective traffic, speeding and road safety improvements for the neighbourhood. Following the first round of consultation, the NMP process identified and implemented ‘quick win’ improvements supported by the community, such as edge lines and geometric safety improvements. Medium and long-term improvements were then proposed during the second round of consultation for feedback. Staff made final recommendations informed by consultation and these changes were approved at North York Community Council in fall 2023 and spring 2024.