The City of Toronto is working to make travel on Eglinton Avenue safer, more inviting, and attractive for everyone. The eglintonTOday Complete Street 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.  

Public consultation is an important part of this study. The City of Toronto invites people to learn more about and provide feedback on this project. Information for all events will be posted to the website and emailed to the project mailing list. 

Stakeholder Meetings

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. 

Stakeholder Meeting 1

The project team will meet with stakeholders on May 18, 2022 to introduce the project and receive initial input. 

Public Events

Pop Up #1 details coming soon

Virtual Public Meeting 1

The City will host the first virtual public meeting and online survey this coming June. Details coming soon. 

Shops on Eglinton Avenue and Tarlton Road with patio furniture and planters for visua
Shops on Eglinton Avenue and Tarlton Road

If you would like to add your email to the project mailing list, please contact Maogosha Pyjor, Public Consultation Coordinator, at Maogosha.Pyjor@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 Laird Drive.   

Map of project area Eglinton Avenue between Mount Pleasant Road and Laird Drive

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: 

  • At the frontages of 9 open cut stations on the 11-km underground portion of the LRT between Black Creek Drive and Brentcliffe Road  
  • A Multi-use path between Mount Dennis station and Black Creek Drive 
  • The section between Avenue Road and Holly Street 
  • The above ground section east of Brentcliffe Road 

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: 

  • Eglinton Connects Urban Design Environmental Assessment Study completed in 2012.  
    • 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 longterm 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.
Bicycles parked on the side of Eglinton Avenue and Redpath Avenue
Bicycles parked on Eglinton Avenue and Redpath Avenue
  • Environmental Assessment Traffic Study completed in 2014.
  • Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Preliminary Design – initiated in late 2017. 
    • The study explored the feasibility of the EglintonConnects 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). 
People walking on the sidewalk travelling west on Eglinton Avenue at Rostrevor Road
People walking on Eglinton Avenue at Rostrevor Road

This is the logo of the Government of Canada Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and reads "Investing in Canada" with a graphic of people boarding a bus..

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.