Attend the Public Drop-in event on Tuesday April 9 and complete the survey by April 23. View meeting materials in Public Consultation tab below.

The City of Toronto is proposing a new bikeway connection to Centennial Park from Mississauga’s Burnhamthorpe Trail at the border of Toronto along Burnhamthorpe Road and continuing on Mill Road. The proposed project includes an extension of the existing multi-use trail, new on-street cycle tracks and intersection improvements. This project would provide a safer connection to the new multi-use trails as part of the Centennial Park Master Plan on Centennial Park Boulevard and Rathburn Road (anticipated for completion in 2024).

The map identifies the project area which begins at the Burnhamthorpe Bridge on Burnhamthorpe Road and continues on Mill Road from Burnhamthorpe Road to Centennial Park Boulevard and Rathburn Road

The project area is divided into two segments with different changes proposed on each segment:

  1. Burnhamthorpe Road from the Mississauga Border to Mill Road.
  2. Mill Road from Burnhamthorpe Road to Rathburn Road.

In this section, the City is proposing to install a Multi-Use Trail. Proposed changes include:

  • A connection to the existing Burnhamthorpe Trail at the Mississauga. border and to the proposed bi-directional cycle track on Mill Road.
  • Multi-use trail constructed in the green space between the roadway and the sidewalk.
  • No changes to motor vehicle travel.An artist's rendering of the proposed Multiuse Trail on Burnhamthorpe Road

In this section, the City is proposing to install a two-way cycle track on the east side of the street. Proposed changes include:

  • Installing a painted buffer with pre-cast curbs/low wall to create greater separation between people driving and people cycling.
  • No stopping or loading permitted on Mill Road between Burnhamthorpe Road and Rathburn Road.An artist rendering of proposed bi-directional cycle track on Mill Rd from Burnhamthorpe Road to Rathburn Road

In this section, the City is proposing to make improvements to the intersection to make it safer for pedestrians and people cycling. Proposed changes include:

  • Installing a more direct and shorter pedestrian crossing on the north side to align with existing sidewalks on the north side of Burnhamthorpe Road.
  • Installing a two-way cycling crossing on the north side of the intersection, and a protected intersection on the northwest and northeast corners.
  • Implementing a no-right-on-red restriction for southbound motor vehicle travel.
  • Shifting existing Mill Road northbound lane terminus to south of Burnhamthorpe Road, with the lane closest to the curb becoming a dedicated right-turn lane.A rendering of improvements proposed for Burnhamthorpe Road and Mill Road

The Public Drop-in Event will provide an opportunity to view the project information panels and speak with members of the project team.

Date: April 9, 2024

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Silverthorne Collegiate Gymnasium

Feedback

Complete the online survey before April 23, 2024. Contact us to request a printed copy of the survey.

Consultation Materials

The City of Toronto is proposing changes on Burnhamthorpe Road and Mill Road as part of the Cycling Network Plan near-term implementation plan for 2022-2024 and to fulfill the City’s commitment to the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan. This project is part of the Council-Approved Cycling Network Plan and advances the goals of several City of Toronto Strategies including Vision Zero Road Safety Plan and TransformTO: Net Zero Strategy. Vision Zero’s goal is to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by making our roads safer for everyone, especially for seniors, school children, pedestrians and people cycling. From 2018 to 2022, there were 59 reported vehicle collisions involving four pedestrians and one serious injury on Mill Road between Burnhamthorpe Road and Rathburn Road. All proposed changes are focused on reducing future collisions.