Take a short survey by February 26 to provide feedback on the proposed changes.

Attend the public drop-in meeting on February 12, 2024. View meeting materials in the Public Consultation tab below.

 

The City of Toronto is hosting a public consultation to share information and seek feedback on the Ellesmere Complete Street project.

In 2026, roadwork is planned on parts of Ellesmere Road between Orton Park Road and Kingston Road. The planned roadwork provides an opportunity to review the street for changes with the goal to improve safety, accessibility, and operations for all people using the street.

The project area is along Ellesmere Road, from Orton Park Road to Kingston Road.

Project area map showing key destinations and area on Ellesmere Road from Orton Park to Kingston Road

The project is divided into three segments:

Map showing segments of Ellesmere Complete Street Project with 1 (proposed multi-use trail on south side), 2 (proposed cycle tracks on both sides and 3 (proposed cycle tracks on both sides) between Orton Park Road and Kingston Road.

Segment 1 – Orton Park Road to Military Trail

Segment 2 – Military Trail to Meadowvale Road

Segment 3 – Meadowvale Road to Kingston Road

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The City of Toronto is proposing changes on Ellesmere Road to fulfill the City’s policies related to the Cycling Network Plan, Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, and TransformTO Net Zero Climate Action Strategy.

The Ellesmere Complete Street project aims to make travel safer and more connected for everyone along Ellesmere Road. Complete Streets is a design approach that considers the needs of all users of a street, such as people who walk, cycle, take transit or drive, and people of varying ages and levels of ability. The project proposes cycle tracks, multi-use trails, safety and accessibility improvements, and other design elements.

The implementation of this project is separate from other long-term transportation projects in the area. Impacts to trees at this stage are estimated and will be reviewed in the next stage of design with the goal to minimize all impacts.

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In this section the City is proposing:

  • South side sidewalk replaced by new multi-use trail for pedestrians and people cycling
  • Addition of a new sidewalk on north side from Morningside Avenue to Military Trail
  • Existing number of motor vehicle lanes maintained
  • Estimated impact to 27 trees

Cross section of segment 1 proposed changes which shows south side sidewalk replaced by new multi-use trail and addition of a new sidewalk on north side of road

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There are two proposed options for this segment. Both options include the addition of new sidewalks on the north side of Ellesmere Road from east of Military Trail to Conlins Road and from Scarboro Avenue to Meadowvale Road.

Option 1 – Raised Cycle Tracks in the Boulevard

  • New raised cycle tracks placed in the boulevard
  • Curb on south side relocated
  • Addition of new sidewalks
  • Existing number of motor vehicle lanes maintained
  • Estimated impact to 160 trees

Cross section of segment 2, option 1 proposed changes including new raised cycle tracks placed in the boulevard and addition of new sidewalks

Aerial drawing of proposed option 1 depicting four travel lanes and cycle tracks in boulevard

Option 2 – On-Road Cycle Tracks

In this section the City is proposing:

  • New on-road cycle tracks
  • Addition of new sidewalks
  • Reduction of one motor vehicle lane in each direction, and addition of a centre turn lane
  • Estimated impact to 45 trees

Cross section of segment 2, option 2 proposed changes including new on-road cycle tracks, addition of new sidewalks, reduction of one motor vehicle lane in each direction, and addition of a centre turn lane

Aerial drawing of option 2 depicting two travel lanes, one centre turn lane and on-road cycle tracks

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In this section the City is proposing:

  • New on-road cycle tracks
  • Addition of a new sidewalk on north side near Kingston Road
  • Existing number of motor vehicle lanes maintained
  • Estimated impact to 5 trees

Cross section of segment 3 proposed changes including new on-road cycle tracks and addition of a new sidewalk on north side of road.

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this page. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings or any other content, please contact us at 416-397-5559 or email ellesmere@toronto.ca.

The public consultation is an opportunity for you to learn about the City’s goals for Ellesmere Road and to provide feedback on the proposed design and options before the City undertakes further stages of design. This is the first phase of public consultation for the project. A second phase of consultation is anticipated in the fall of 2024.

Public Drop-In Event

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

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: School Gym, Cardinal Léger Catholic School, 600 Morrish Rd., Scarborough, ON

This is a wheelchair accessible venue. Please contact Kelly Rahardja at 416-397-5559 or Ellesmere@toronto.ca, 72 hours in advance if you require additional accommodation.

Tamil and Gujarati-speaking interpreters will be present at the event.

Feedback

Complete the online feedback survey before February 26, 2024. Contact us to request a printed copy of the survey.

Consultation Materials

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Relationship with the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

The Ellesmere Complete Street project is proposing safety improvements for all road users in the near-term. The implementation of this project is coordinated with critical road resurfacing work on Ellesmere Road planned for 2026, which provides an opportunity to efficiently implement sidewalks, bikeways, and intersection safety improvements.

The Durham-Scarborough BRT project is a separate long-term project which is in the early business case stage and is currently unfunded, without a confirmed timeline for implementation. While City staff are in communication with Metrolinx staff and monitoring this potential project, Ellesmere Complete Street is an active project currently on a separate schedule. Should the Durham-Scarborough BRT be confirmed for implementation, we will collaborate with Metrolinx to make sure the projects are coordinated.