Watermain replacement and resurfacing is programmed to take place along Wellington Street from Strachan Avenue to Blue Jays Way, beginning in summer 2022. This work provides an opportunity to review the corridor for safety improvements and changes.
The City of Toronto is proposing road improvements on Douro Street from King Street to Strachan Avenue and on Wellington Street from Strachan Avenue to Blue Jays Way, to increase safety for all road users.
Proposed improvements include:
In November 2019, Transportation Services consulted on the installation of new uni-directional bike lanes and associated traffic changes on Douro Street and Wellington Street between King Street and Niagara Street. The majority of participants were in strong support of the project, and the uni-directional bike lanes were installed in 2020.
For a more detailed overview of the previous Douro Street & Wellington Street project please visit the consultation.
In 2022 on Wellington Street between Strachan Avenue and Draper Street and between Spadina Avenue and Blue Jays Way, watermain replacement and resurfacing is programmed. There will also be watermain replacement and sewer rehabilitation on Portland Street which intersects with Wellington Street.
In addition to these City infrastructure improvements, there are ongoing residential developments at the Wellington/Bathurst intersection, as well as on the section between Draper Street and Spadina Avenue. The infrastructure and residential developments present opportunities to make further changes to the existing bikeways along Wellington Street.
If you drive or park on the street:
If you cycle:
If you walk:
If you live or work in the neighbourhood:
|Segment||Proposed Changes||Parking Impacts|
King St to Niagara St
|Existing uni-directional bike lanes to be converted to separated bi-directional bike lanes on the south side of the street||No impacts to parking|
Niagara St to Bathurst St
|Existing westbound bike lanes to be converted to separated bi-directional bike lanes on the south side of the street||Planter will be removed from north side of the street (addition of 2 parking spaces between Niagara St and Tecumseth St)
Parking will be removed from south side of the street (reduction of 10 spaces between Tecumseth St and Bathurst St)
Bulb outs will be removed from north side of the street (addition of 3 parking spaces between Tecumseth St and Bathurst St)
Bathurst St to Portland St
|Separated bi-directional bike lanes to be installed on the south side of the street||Parking will only be allowed on north side of the street
Stopping/Parking will not be allowed on the south side of the street
Portland St to Spadina Ave
|Separated bi-directional bike lanes to be installed on the north side of the street||Parking will be removed from north side of the street (reduction of 37 spaces)|
Spadina Ave to Clarence Sq
|Path to be installed on west side of Spadina Avenue and existing crosswalk to be converted to combined crossing for people walking and biking||No impacts to parking|
|F Clarence Square to Blue Jays Way||Separated bi-directional bike lanes to be installed on the south side of the street||No impacts to parking
The two on-street electric vehicle charging spaces will be removed from the south side of the street
Please note that the the formal consultation period is now closed. You may find the public consultation report under the ‘Project Updates’ Accordion. You may still email Dominic.Cobran3@toronto.ca for questions, clarifications and other updates.
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April 28, 2022 Update: On April 7, 2022, City Council adopted IE28.7– Cycling Network Plan- 2022 Cycling Infrastructure Installation- First Quarter, authorizing the installation of Douro-Wellington Cycling Connections project and all required Chapter 886, 910, 925, and 950 By-law amendments, on the following sections of roadway, as generally described in Attachment 4 – Douro-Wellington Cycling Connections By-Laws:
a. Bathurst Street (Front Street West to Richmond Street West);
b. Clarence Square (Spadina Avenue to Wellington Street West);
c. Douro Street (King Street West to Strachan Avenue);
d. Wellington Street West (Strachan Avenue to Blue Jays Way).
March 30, 2022 Update: On March 29, 2022, Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) endorsed IE 28.7- Cycling Network Plan- 2022 Cycling Infrastructure Installation- First Quarter. There were no amendments related to the Douro-Wellington Cycling Connections project
March 22, 2022 Update: City staff will present recommendations for this project to the Infrastructure & Environment Committee (IEC) meeting on March 29, 2022. A copy of the staff report is available under IEC agenda item IE28.7. Members of the public can arrange to speak or submit comments to the Committee by contacting the Administrator at 416-392-4666 or email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on March 28, 2022.
Now Available: Public Consultation Report
Based on feedback received during public consultation, staff have made changes to the proposed designs: Summary of Proposed Changes
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