In consultation with the local community, the City is developing a Neighbourhood Streets Plan for the Elms-Old Rexdale area that will address three main areas of concern: 
  1. Road safety for vulnerable road users (i.e., seniors, school children, pedestrians and people cycling) 
  2. Excessive speeding
  3. Excessive motor vehicle traffic on local streets 

We want to hear from people in the area about their transportation safety concerns. Your input can help us plan changes to improve the local streets.

      The project area is located between Islington Avenue to the west, Highway 401 to the south, and the Humber River to the north and east. 

      The project area for the Elms-Old Rexdale Streets Plan project is bounded by the Humber River to the the east and north, Islington Avenute to the west and Hwy. 401 to the south.

      The Elms-old Rexdale neighbourhood was nominated for a Neighbourhood Streets Plan (NSP) by the local City Councillor in 2023. Details of the nomination process can be found on the program for Neighbourhood Streets Plan web page. 

      What is a Neighbourhood Streets Plan?

      Neighbourhood Streets Plans (NSPs) are a new service for neighbourhoods where traffic and travel patterns challenge the safety and mobility of people using the streets. Through the NSP process, a team of City staff will work with communities to identify local issues and opportunities, prioritize the greatest needs, and recommend changes to traffic operations and street designs.  

       NSPs consider the needs of all road users and emphasize the safety of vulnerable road users such as seniors, school children, and pedestrians, and people cycling.  

      There are several steps to develop a Neighbourhood Streets Plan (NSP). Through the planning process, a team of City staff work with communities to identify local issues and opportunities, prioritize the greatest needs, and recommend changes to traffic operations and street design.

      NSPs follow several steps outlined below, and public consultation takes place in two stages.  

      • Step 1: Public consultation on local issues and ideas
      • Step 2: Develop actions and changes to address issues
      • Step 3: Public consultation on proposed actions and changes
      • Step 4: Finalize plan for approval by Community Council
      • Step 5: Implement short-term actions
      • Step 6: Monitor, evaluate, and update community on future changes

      NSPs will result in short-term actions (one to two years) which can be made using temporary, flexible materials like signs, paint, and bollards, and will identify longer-term changes which can be accomplished alongside future programmed road work. 

      The outcomes of each NSP will be different based on local conditions and the needs of each neighbourhood. Generally, NSPs will recommend actions related to motor vehicle speed and volume management, and traffic safety conflicts on local streets. NSP recommendations are informed by the City’s Traffic Calming Guide, Vision Zero Action Plan, and Complete Streets Guidelines. 

      Interactive Map

      Comments about road safety were received using an interactive map. The comment period for Phase 1 of this consultation has closed.

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      Learn More

      View the information materials for more details about the project.

      Community Pop-up Event

      The project team visited the Tandridge Crescent community on April 18, 2024 to share information about the Elms-Old Rexdale Streets Plan and receive feedback on road safety in the area.

      Staff hosted at pop-up tent on April 18, 2024 in front of 75 Tandridge Cres. to introduce the Elms-Old Rexdale Streets Plan.
      Tandridge Crescent pop-up event.

      In-Person Public Drop-In Event

      A public drop-in event was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic School, 55 Golfdown Drive.

      This event provided an opportunity to view the project information panels and speak with members of the project team one-on-one. Punjabi interpreters were present at the event.

      About the Public Consultation

      The City of Toronto is inviting local residents, businesses and organizations to learn more and provide feedback on the Elms-Old Rexdale Streets Plan project. Public and interest group opinions, along with technical and policy considerations will be used to inform City staff recommendations and decisions to be made by City Council. 

      Consultation will take place over two stages between Spring 2024 and Fall 2024: 

      • Phase 1: will present background information and consult the community on issues commonly experienced in the neighbourhood and ideas for actions and changes.The comment period for Phase 1 of this consultation has closed. 
      • Phase 2: will consult the community on proposed short-term actions (1 to 2 years) which can be made using temporary, flexible materials like signs, paint, and bollards, and will identify longer-term changes which can be accomplished alongside future programmed road work 

      Information, reference materials, and reports on public consultation activities will be posted here. 

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