In 2014 City Council approved the Eglinton Connects Planning Study which articulated the long term vision for Eglinton Avenue following the introduction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Eglinton Connects envisioned a complete street and was based on three integrated themes of Travelling Eglinton, Greening Eglinton and Building Eglinton.
The eglintonTOday Complete Street project is an interim strategy that will achieve elements of the Eglinton Connects Vision and aims to make travel on Eglinton Avenue safer, more inviting, and attractive for everyone. The project proposes to implement complete street features, including bikeways and public realm upgrades on Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Mount Pleasant Road, by reassigning the existing road space to accommodate vehicular traffic, parking, bikeways, seasonal patio extensions, art installations and other neighbourhood and cultural events.
This work is being coordinated with the Eglinton Crosstown station design and construction currently being delivered by Metrolinx.
The City hosted a virtual public meeting on June 22, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Members of the public were invited to provide feedback and ask questions. Public consultation was conducted online, by phone and by mail. The meeting was attended by over 200 participants. A meeting summary will be provided on this web page.
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Stakeholder groups who could be impacted by the project will be invited to provide feedback throughout the project and represented a variety of interests including residents, businesses, institutions, and road users among others.
The project team met with stakeholders on May 18, 2022, to introduce the project and receive initial input.
Public consultation is an important element of the study. You will have opportunities for input at key stages throughout the project. Information about future public consultation events will be distributed by mail and posted here.
If you have questions or comments, or would like to receive email project updates, please contact us at 416-338-7755 or email eglintonTOday@toronto.ca
Eglinton Avenue is a diverse and varied corridor. The first phase of the EglintonTOday Complete Street project extends along Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street in the west and Mount Pleasant Road in the east. Eglinton Avenue connects numerous unique neighbourhoods including Little Jamaica in the vibrant Eglinton West enclave between Allen Road and Keele Street, is home to more than six Business Improvement Areas and has strategic connections with the natural valley systems, ravines and trails of the larger city and region.
A later second phase will be programmed to explore complete street changes to Eglinton Avenue between Mount Pleasant Road and Brentcliffe Road.
Metrolinx construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) is well underway. The 19-kilometre LRT facility follows Eglinton Avenue between Weston Road in the west and the Kennedy subway station in the east.
In addition to the LRT construction, Metrolinx is delivering streetscape upgrades, including cycle tracks at the following locations:
In December 2019, City Council directed Transportation Services to develop a strategy to accelerate design work of streetscape improvements along Eglinton Avenue, including cycle tracks, to align with the opening of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. The eglintonTOday Complete Street project includes quick and actionable changes that can transform Eglinton Avenue into a complete street that will support and complement the new transit corridor. EglintonTOday is part of a multi-year initiative and stemmed from the following studies:
A vision for the intensification of Eglinton Avenue was developed in consultation with the community.
The vision states that Eglinton will become Toronto’s central east-west avenue – a green, beautiful linear space that supports residential living, employment, retail and public uses in a setting of community vibrancy.
The ultimate long–term vision for Eglinton Avenue, called Eglinton Connects, looked at building heights, densities, streetscaping and traffic, as well as concepts for new cycling and walking infrastructure on Eglinton Avenue.
The study explored the feasibility of the Eglinton Connects vision within the existing right-of-way on Eglinton Avenue.
The analysis identified numerous property, utility and public realm conflicts that compromised the streetscape vision (wide sidewalks, space for patios, separated cycle tracks).
Under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) – Phase 1, the Government of Canada is investing up to $1.25 million for the Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track project. The City of Toronto is matching this funding contribution.
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