Attend the public drop-in events on Tuesday, February 21 or Saturday, February 25 and complete the feedback survey by March 7. View meeting materials in the Consultation tab below.

 

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.  

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.   

Map of project area Eglinton Avenue between Mount Pleasant Road and Laird Drive
The project area is Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Mount Pleasant Road.

Alt text Image showing a map showing study limits, and the proposed cross sections for various segments. The following sections are built by Metrolinx/Crosslinx and lane configuration varies: Keele Street intersection, Dufferin Street intersection, Allen Road interchange from Parkhill Road to Flanders Road, Bathurst Street intersection, Chaplin Crescent intersection, section between Avenue Road and Holly Street, and Mount Pleasant Road intersection. Proposed configuration between Keele Street and Caledonia Road includes two westbound motor vehicle lanes, one eastbound motor vehicle lane, and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments. Proposed configuration between Caledonia Road and Glenholme Avenue includes one westbound motor vehicle lane, one eastbound motor vehicle lane, parking on both sides of the street and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments. Proposed configuration between Glenholme Avenue and Oakwood Avenue includes one westbound motor vehicle lane, one eastbound motor vehicle lane, parking on one side of the street and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments. Proposed configuration between Oakwood Avenue and Bathurst Street includes two westbound motor vehicle lanes, two eastbound motor vehicle lanes during the peak (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday), off peak parking on both sides of the street and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments. Proposed configuration between Bathurst Street to Mount Pleasant Road includes one westbound motor vehicle lane, one eastbound motor vehicle lane, parking on one side of the street and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments.

The City is proposing road safety improvements, new bikeways, and enhanced streetscaping. Changes vary throughout the corridor depending on existing roadway width, but typical sections will include the following:​

  • At least one travel lane per direction; some sections can accommodate two travel lanes in one direction​
  • On-street parking or loading on one or both sides with parking impacts and relocation of some on-street parking
  • Space for CaféTO applicants (seasonally)​
  • Turn lanes at intersections (not feasible at all intersections)​
  • Addition of protected cycle tracks with various buffer treatments from Keele Street to Mount Pleasant Road.
  • Streetscape features include parkettes, seating, planters and public art etc.

Proposed Changes

Image showing the proposed cross section between Keele Street and Caledonia Road. Proposed configuration between Keele Street and Caledonia Road includes two westbound motor vehicle lanes, one eastbound motor vehicle lane, limited on-street parking on one side of the street, and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments.
Cross-section for Keele Street and Caledonia Road.

The proposed changes for the section between Keele Street to Caledonia Road include:

  • Uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments. New north-south contra-flow bike lanes on Croham Road.
  • Two westbound motor vehicle lanes and one eastbound motor vehicle lane. Lane configuration at intersections varies.
  • Consideration for a new traffic signal at Eglinton Avenue and Croham Road. Signal upgrades and signal timing changes at various locations, including bike signal heads and leading pedestrian interval.
  • Proposed 24/7 on-street parking on the south side of Eglinton Avenue east of Keele Street.
  • Keele Street intersection and streetscape improvements, including raised cycle tracks constructed by Metrolinx/Crosslinx as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
  • Proposed 24/7 on-street parking on the south side of Eglinton Avenue east of Keele Street.

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Proposed Changes

Image showing the proposed cross section between Caledonia Road and Oakwood Avenue. Proposed configuration between Caledonia Road and Glenholme Avenue includes one westbound motor vehicle lane, one eastbound motor vehicle lane, parking on both sides of the street and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments.
Cross-section for Caledonia Road and Oakwood Avenue.

The proposed changes for the section between Caledonia Road to Oakwood Avenue include:

  • Uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments. New north-south contra-flow bike lanes on Jimmy Wisdom Way.
  • One westbound motor vehicle lane and one eastbound motor vehicle lane. Lane configuration at intersections varies.
  • Consideration for traffic signal upgrades at Eglinton Avenue/Northcliffe Boulevard/Jimmy Wisdom Way. Signal upgrades and signal timing changes at various locations, including bike signal heads and leading pedestrian interval.
  • Proposed 24/7 parking on both sides of the street between Caledonia Road and Glenholme Avenue. Proposed 24/7 parking on the south side of Eglinton Avenue between Glenholme Avenue and Oakwood Avenue.
  • Dufferin Street intersection and streetscape improvements, including raised cycle tracks constructed by Metrolinx/Crosslinx as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

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Proposed Changes

Image showing the proposed cross section between Oakwood Avenue and Bathurst Street. Proposed configuration between Oakwood Avenue and Bathurst Street includes two westbound motor vehicle lanes, two eastbound motor vehicle lanes during the peak (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday), off peak parking on both sides of the street and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments.
Cross-sections for Oakwood Avenue and Bathurst Street.

The proposed changes for the section between Oakwood Avenue to Bathurst Street include:

  • Uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments. New north-south contra-flow bike lanes on Glen Cedar Road.
  • Two westbound motor vehicle lanes and two eastbound motor vehicle lanes during peak hours (7-9 a.m.; 4-6 p.m. Monday to Friday). Lane configuration at intersections varies.
  • Consideration for traffic signal upgrades at Eglinton Avenue/Marlee Avenue/Winona Drive. Signal upgrades and signal timing changes at various locations, including bike signal heads and leading pedestrian interval.
  • Off peak parking on both sides of the street.
  • Section between Parkhill Road and Flanders Road, including the Allen Road interchange, accommodates additional turning lanes.
  • Bathurst Street and Allen Road intersection and streetscape improvements, including raised cycle tracks constructed by Metrolinx/Crosslinx as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

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Proposed Changes

Image showing the proposed cross section between Bathurst Street and Mount Pleasant Road Proposed configuration between Bathurst Street to Mount Pleasant Road includes one westbound motor vehicle lane, one eastbound motor vehicle lane, parking on one side of the street and uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments.
Cross-section Bathurst Street and Mount Pleasant Road.

The proposed changes for the section between Bathurst Street to Mount Pleasant Road include:

  • Uni-directional cycle tracks with various buffer treatments.
  • One westbound motor vehicle lane and one eastbound motor vehicle lane. Lane configuration at intersections varies.
  • Signal upgrades and signal timing changes at various locations, including bike signal heads and leading pedestrian interval.
  • Proposed 24/7 parking on one side of the street (alternating north and south).
  • Chaplin Crescent intersection, Mount Pleasant Road intersection, and section between Avenue Road and Holly Street, including the Yonge Street intersection, constructed by Metrolinx/Crosslinx as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction.

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The proposed changes for Croham Road between Eglinton Avenue and Bowie Avenue includes contra-flow bike lanes that would expand the local cycling network and connect to Eglinton Avenue, the York Beltline Trail and the new Caledonia LRT station. Details include:

Project Area

Map showing Crowham Road contra-flow bike lane between Eglinton Avenue West and Bowie Avenue.

Why Consider Changes on Croham Road?

  1. Croham Road has been identified in the Council-adopted Cycling Network Plan as a north-south route, planned for installation in the near term (2022-2024).
  2. Allow people cycling to travel two-way along Croham Road between Eglinton Avenue and Bowie Avenue, so they can easily connect between Eglinton Avenue and the York Beltline Trail.
  3. Create a safe and comfortable corridor for people travelling by foot and bicycle and promote walking and cycling for short neighbourhood trips.
  4. Minimize impacts to on-street parking and maintain local access for people driving.

Croham Road Contra-flow Bike Lane

Image showing the proposed cross section for Croham Road between Eglinton Avenue and Bowie Avenue.

Image showing the proposed cross section for Croham Road between Eglinton Avenue and Bowie Avenue.
Cross-sections for Crowham Road between Eglinton Avenue to Bowie Avenue.

What Would This Change Mean for You?

If you drive or park on the street:

  • Parking will continue to be allowed on the west side of the street. A reduction of six on-street parking spaces is anticipated.
  • Once the development at 9 Croham Road is completed, the first 60 metres of Croham Road north of Eglinton Avenue will accommodate two-way traffic to the building’s entrance. For this section, northbound and southbound vehicular traffic will share the road with people cycling.
  • For the section north of 9 Croham Road, northbound vehicular traffic will share the road with people cycling.
  • No stopping is permitted in contra-flow bike lanes.
  • A new traffic signal is being considered at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Croham Road.
  • All other turning movements, laneway and driveway access would remain.

If you cycle:

  • You would be able to travel both north and south on Croham Road, making it easier and more comfortable to connect to other cycling facilities, parks and trails in the area.
  • A new traffic signal with bike signal heads and other accessibility enhancements are being considered at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Croham Road to improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians and people cycling.
  • The proposed contra-flow bike lane on Croham Road will connect to Eglinton Avenue and the York Beltline Trail.

If you live or work in the neighbourhood:

  • City services such as fire, emergency medical services, solid waste pick-up and snow clearing will continue as usual. There will be no impact to existing sidewalks or traffic flow.

The proposed changes for Glen Cedar Road between Eglinton Avenue and Strathearn Road include contra-flow bike lanes on the one-way section of Glen Cedar Road and installation of shared bike lanes for the two-way section of Glen Cedar Road that would expand the local cycling network and connect to Eglinton Avenue, Glen Cedar Park and Cedarvale Ravine.

Project Area

Map showing Glen Cedar Road between Eglinton Avenue and Strathearn Road includes contra-flow bike lanes on the one-way section of Glen Cedar Road and installation of shared bike lanes for the two-way section of Glen Cedar Road that would expand the local cycling network and connect to Eglinton Avenue, Glen Cedar Park and Cedarvale Ravine.

Why Consider Changes on Glen Cedar Road?

  1. Glen Cedar Road has been identified in the Council-adopted Cycling Network Plan as a north-south route, planned for installation in the near term (2022-2024).
  2. Allow people cycling to travel two-way along Glen Cedar Road between Eglinton Avenue and Dewbourne Avenue, so they can easily connect between Eglinton Avenue and Cedarvale Ravine.
  3. People cycling will continue to share the road with vehicular traffic on the two-way section of Glen Cedar between Dewbourne Avenue and Strathearn Road.
  4. Create a safe and comfortable corridor for people travelling by foot and bicycle and promote walking and cycling for short neighbourhood trips.
  5. Minimize impacts to on-street parking and maintain local access for people driving.

Glen Cedar Road Contra-flow Bike Lane

Image showing the proposed cross section for Glen Cedar Road between Eglinton Avenue and Strathearn Road.

Image showing the proposed cross section for Glen Cedar Road between Eglinton Avenue and Strathearn Road and specifically from Dewbouren Avenue to Strathearn Road.
Cross-sections for Glen Cedar Road between Eglinton Avenue and Strathearn Road.

What Would This Change Mean for You?

If you drive or park on the street:

  • No changes to parking on Glen Cedar Road. Parking will continue to be allowed on the east side of the street.
  • For the one-way section of Glen Cedar Road between Eglinton Avenue and Dewbourne Avenue, northbound vehicular traffic will share the road with people cycling.
  • For the two-way section of Glen Cedar, between Dewbourne Avenue and Strathearn Road, northbound and southbound vehicular traffic will share the road with people cycling.
  • No stopping is permitted in contra-flow bike lanes.
  • At the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Glen Cedar Road, the left/through/right lane will be eliminated and one shared northbound lane will accommodate all vehicular movements.
  • All other turning movements, laneway and driveway access would remain.
  • No other traffic impacts to the way the streets operate when you drive.

If you cycle:

  • You would be able to travel both north and south on Glen Cedar Road, making it easier and more comfortable to connect to other cycling facilities, parks and trails in the area.
  • The proposed contra-flow bike lane on Glen Cedar Road will connect Eglinton Avenue and Cedarvale Ravine.

If you live or work in the neighbourhood:

  • City services such as fire, emergency medical services, solid waste pick-up and snow clearing will continue as usual. There will be no impact to existing sidewalks, or traffic flow.

The proposed changes for Jimmy Wisdom Way between Eglinton Avenue and Hopewell Avenue include contra-flow bike lanes, and upgrades at the signalized intersection at Eglinton Avenue and Northcliffe Boulevard that would expand the local cycling network and connect to Eglinton Avenue, and the York Beltline Trail.

Project Area

Map showing cycling of travel two-way along Jimmy Wisdom Way between Eglinton Avenue and Hopewell Avenue, so they can easily connect between Eglinton Avenue with connection to the York Beltline Trail.

Why Consider Changes on Jimmy Wisdom Way?

  1. Jimmy Wisdom Way has been identified in the Council-adopted Cycling Network Plan as a north-south route, planned for installation in the near term (2022-2024).
  2. Allow people cycling to travel two-way along Jimmy Wisdom Way between Eglinton Avenue and Hopewell Avenue, so they can easily connect between Eglinton Avenue and the York Beltline Trail.
  3. Create a safe and comfortable corridor for people travelling by foot and bicycle and promote walking and cycling for short neighbourhood trips.
  4. Minimize impacts to on-street parking and maintain local access for people driving.

Jimmy Wisdom Way Contra-flow Bike Lane

Image showing the proposed cross section for Jimmy Wisdom Way between Eglinton Avenue and Hopewell Avenue.

Image showing the proposed cross section for Jimmy Wisdom Way between Eglinton Avenue between Belgravia and Hopewell Avenue.

What Would This Change Mean for You?

If you drive or park on the street:

  • No changes to parking on Jimmy Wisdom Way. Parking will continue to be allowed on the east side of the street.
  • For the section of Jimmy Wisdom Way between Belgravia Avenue and Hopewell Avenue, northbound vehicular traffic will share the road with people cycling.
  • No stopping is permitted in bike lanes.
  • Traffic siignal upgrades are being planned at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Northcliffe Boulevard to incorporate Jimmy Wisdom Way into the intersection.
  • All other turning movements, laneway and driveway access would remain.
  • No other traffic impacts to the way the streets operate when you drive.

If you cycle:

  • You would be able to travel both north and south on Jimmy Wisdom Way, making it easier and more comfortable to connect to other cycling facilities, parks and trails in the area.
  • Bike signal heads and other accessibility enhancements are being considered at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue/Northcliffe Boulevard/Jimmy Wisdom Way to improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians and people cycling.
  • The proposed contra-flow bike lane on Jimmy Wisdom Way will connect to Eglinton Avenue and the York Beltline Trail.

If you live or work in the neighbourhood:

  • City services such as fire, emergency medical services, solid waste pick-up and snow clearing will continue as usual. There will be no impact to existing sidewalks, or traffic flow.

Public Drop-In Events

The Public Drop-In Events will provide an opportunity to view the project information panels, rolls plans and speak with members of the project team one-on-one.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School, 1107 Avenue Rd., cafeteria

and

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Fairbank Public School, 2335 Dufferin St., gymnasium

These are wheelchair-accessible venues. Please contact eglintonTOday at 416-338-7755 or eglintonTOday@toronto.ca 72 hours in advance if you require additional accommodation.

Feedback

Complete the online feedback survey before Tuesday, March 7. Contact us to request a printed copy of the survey.

Consultation Materials

Loading and Delivery Survey

Business owners and organizations along Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Mount Pleasant Road were invited to complete an online survey about their loading and delivery requirements. The survey was open for comment from October 20 to November 18. Results from the survey will help inform the design of the eglintonTOday Complete Street project.

Stakeholder Site Walks

Local organizations including Business Improvement Areas (BIA) and resident and community groups were invited to attend site walks this fall to provide feedback on proposed changes.

Virtual Public Meeting #1

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.

Meeting Materials & Survey

Community Pop-up Events

Project team members hosted in-person summer events to share information about the eglintonTOday project at the following locations:

Toronto Public Library Forest Hill Branch
  • Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Location: 700 Eglinton Ave. W.
Eglinton West Subway Station
  • Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Location: 1300 Eglinton Ave. E.
Films on Shortt Street
  • Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Location: Eglinton Avenue West and Shortt Street

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 met with stakeholders on May 18, 2022, to introduce the project and receive initial input. 

Stakeholder Meeting #2

The project team met with stakeholders on February 2, 2023, to introduce the project and receive initial input. 

  • Feedback Summary to be posted shortly

Get Involved

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 subscribe to the project email.

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 nine 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 2014)

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.

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 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). 

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.

City staff will review public feedback and consider any changes to the proposed designs before reporting to City Council in June 2023 for approval of the project. Subject to approval, installation is planned for late summer/fall 2023.

Transportation Services is currently planning:

  • road resurfacing along with the complete street changes
  • sidewalk and utility cut repairs in high priority locations as required

According to Metrolinx, construction-related activities and equipment on the roadway will be removed by the end of April 2023, with the exception of Cedarvale Station (Allen Road interchange) and the section between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, which are anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2023.

Schedule

May – July 2022

  • Phase 1 Consultation: Introduce project and understand peoples’ priorities and concerns

September – December 2022

  • Focus Groups and Analysis: Gather feedback from stakeholder groups, and advance traffic analysis and option development

February 2023

  • Phase 2 Consultation: Gather feedback on Complete Street recommendation and adjust design

June 2023

  • Report for Approval: Recommendation Report to Infrastructure & Environment Committee & City Council

Summer 2023

  • Complete Street Installation: Complete Street and road resurfacing planned for late summer 2023

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