March Update: City staff presented recommendations to Infrastructure and Environment Committee on March 27, and will be considered at City Council on April 17. View the staff report at IE12.4. The Public Consultation Report is now available.

 

The City of Toronto invites residents to learn and provide feedback on opportunities for road safety improvements in the Ferrand Drive area, near the Don Mills Road/Eglinton Avenue East intersection. These changes would expand the cycling network into the northern part of Flemingdon Park and improve road safety for pedestrians and people cycling to access local destinations, rapid transit and cycle tracks in the growing and evolving community.

City staff will review public feedback and consider any changes to the proposed designs before reporting to a Committee of City Council in March 2024 for approval of the project. Subject to approval, installation is planned for mid to late 2024.

The project area includes:

  • Ferrand Drive, Rochefort Drive and Deauville Lane (Rochefort Drive to St. Dennis Drive)
  • Eglinton Avenue East, at the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) southbound on-ramps

The project area is identified in blue, and includes Ferrand Drive, Rochefort Drive, Deauville Lane (from Rochefort Drive to St. Dennis Drive)

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In this section, the City is proposing to install a painted westbound bike lane and an eastbound contra-flow bike lane. Proposed changes include:

  • Maintaining one-way eastbound entry for motor vehicles
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h
  • After intersection is reconstructed by CreateTO’s development partner, adding northbound and southbound bike signals at the Eglinton Avenue East/Gervais Drive/Ferrand Drive intersection to make it easier for people cycling to cross

Existing

The existing design of the Ferrand ramp, facing east includes a one-way 6.7-metre motor vehicle lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on the Ferrand Drive ramp, from Eglinton Avenue East to Ferrand Drive, facing east.

Proposed

The proposed changes on the Ferrand Drive ramp, facing east (from left to right): 1.5-metre bike lane, 3.3-metre motor vehicle lane and 1.7-metre contra-flow bike lane.
Cross section of the proposed changes to the Ferrand Drive ramp, from Eglinton Avenue East to Ferrand Drive, facing east.

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Revised Proposed Option

In response to feedback gathered through consultation and in discussion with the local Councillor, the proposed design on Ferrand Drive has been revised. In this section, the City is proposing to install a cycling-friendly design, while parking and loading on Ferrand Drive where demand is observed:

  • Top segment: Converting two-way motor vehicle lanes to one-way westbound and adding cycle tracks in both directions (originally proposed in Option 1)
  • East segment: Converting on-street parking spaces to cycle tracks in both directions (originally proposed in Option 1)
  • West segment: Adding a one-way cycle track, while retaining seven (7) on-street parking spaces and adding all-way stops and pedestrian crosswalks at the Ferrand Drive/Seton Park Road intersection (originally proposed in Option 2)
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h
  • Adding all-way stops at Windom Road, Seton Park Drive and Rochefort Drive

Existing

The existing design of the top segment of Ferrand Drive, facing west (from left to right): 3.3-metre motor vehicle lane and 3.4-metre motor vehicle lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on the top segment of Ferrand Drive, facing west.
The existing conditions on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 4-metre motor vehicle lane, 4-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north.
The existing conditions on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 4-metre motor vehicle lane, 4-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on Rocherfort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (east segment)/Deauville Lane to Ferrand Drive (west segment), facing west.

Revised Proposed

The proposed changes on Ferrand Drive, facing west (from left to right): 2-metre contra-flow bike lane, 3.2-metre one-way motor vehicle lane and 1.5-metre bike lane.
Cross section of the revised proposed changes on the top segment of Ferrand Drive, facing west.
The proposed changes on Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 1.5-metre cycle track, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 1.5-metre cycle track.
Cross section of the revised proposed changes on the west segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north.
The proposed changes on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 1.5-metre cycle track, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, and 1.5-metre cycle track.
Cross section of the revised proposed changes on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north.
A map highlighting the proposed one-way entry on the Ferrand Drive ramp, with 7 parking spaces maintained on the west segment of Ferrand Drive.
The proposed travel direction in the project area.

Originally Proposed Options

Previously, two options were proposed on Ferrand Drive:

  • Option 1: Cycle Tracks with Contra-flow: Cycling-friendly design for most of Ferrand Drive, while maintaining parking and loading access on other streets to accommodate observed demand.
  • Option 2: Cycle Tracks with On-street Parking Accommodation: Hybrid design which incorporates cycling-friendly design, while parking and loading on Ferrand Drive where demand is observed.

Option 1: Cycle Tracks with Contra-flow

  • Converting two-way motor vehicle traffic to one-way westbound on the top segment to one-way cycle tracks in both directions on either side of the street
  • Converting on-street parking on the east and west segments to cycle tracks
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h
  • Accommodating on-street parking and curbside loading in off-street parking lots and on other streets, such as Deauville Lane and Rochefort Drive

Proposed

The proposed changes on Ferrand Drive, facing west (from left to right): 2-metre contra-flow bike lane, 3.2-metre one-way motor vehicle lane and 1.5-metre bike lane.
Cross section of the Option 1 proposed changes on the top segment of Ferrand Drive, facing west.
The proposed changes on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 1.5-metre cycle track, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, and 1.5-metre cycle track.
Cross section of the proposed Option 1 changes on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north.
The existing conditions on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 4-metre motor vehicle lane, 4-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north.
A map highlighting the proposed one-way entry on the Ferrand Drive ramp, and the one-way westbound on the top segment of Ferrand Drive.
The proposed travel direction in the project area, including all proposed changes combined with Option 1 on Ferrand Drive.

Option 2 | Cycle Tracks with On-street Parking Accommodation

  • Adding shared lane markings on the top segment
  • Adding a one-way cycle track to the east and west segments, while retaining 19 parking spaces on short sections to meet observed demand by creating a shared roadway condition along the preserved parking
    • A safe crossing including all-way stop and pedestrian crosswalks at Ferrand Drive (west segment) and Seton Park Road can be considered, but it would reduce parking by three to four spaces
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h

Proposed

The proposed changes on Ferrand Drive, facing west (from left to right): 3.3-metre motor vehicle lane with shared lane markings and 3.4-metre motor vehicle lane with shared lane markings.
Cross section of the proposed Option 2 changes on the top segment of Ferrand Drive, facing west.
The proposed changes on Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 1.5-metre cycle track, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 1.5-metre cycle track.
Cross section of the proposed Option 2 changes on the west segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north.
The proposed changes on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 1.5-metre cycle track, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 3-metre motor vehicle lane, 0.5-metre flex-post and buffer zone, and 1.5-metre cycle track.
Cross section of the proposed Option 2 changes on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north.
A map highlighting the proposed one-way entry on the Ferrand Drive ramp, with 14 parking spaces maintained on the west segment of Ferrand Drive and 8 parking spaces maintained on the east segment.
The proposed travel direction in the project area, including all proposed changes combined with Option 2 on Ferrand Drive.

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In this section, the City is proposing the installation of two-way cycle tracks on the south side, to reduce driveway and parking impacts. Proposed changes include:

  • Maintaining two-way motor vehicle traffic
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h
  • Removing two parking spaces to improve safety for vulnerable road users
  • Providing loading access on the north side through a parking lane

Existing

The existing conditions on the east segment of Ferrand Drive, facing north (from left to right): 4-metre motor vehicle lane, 4-metre motor vehicle lane and 2-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on Rochefort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (east segment)/Deauville Lane to Ferrand Drive (west segment), facing west.

Proposed

The proposed changes on Rocherfort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (east segment)/Deauville Lane to Ferrand Drive (west segment), facing west (from left to right): 2.8-metre two-way cycle track, 0.6-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 3.3-metre motor vehicle lane, 3.3-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the proposed changes on Rochefort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (east segment)/Deauville Lane to Ferrand Drive (west segment), facing west.

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In this section, the City is proposing the installation of two-way cycle tracks on the south side, which facilitate safe cycling and reduce driveway and parking impacts. Proposed changes include:

  • Maintaining two-way motor vehicle traffic
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h
  • Removing eight parking spaces to improve safety for vulnerable road users
  • Maintaining existing loading access

Existing

The existing conditions on Rocherfort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (west segment) to Don Mills Road, facing west (from left to right): 2.5-metre parking lane, 4.5-metre motor vehicle lane, 4.5-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2.5-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on Rochefort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (west segment) to Don Mills Road, facing west.

Proposed

The proposed changes on Rocherfort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (west segment) to Don Mills Drive, facing west (from left to right): 2.8-metre two-way cycle track, 0.6-metre flex-post and buffer zone, 3.3-metre motor vehicle lane, 3.3-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the proposed design on Rochefort Drive, from Ferrand Drive (west segment) to Don Mills Road, facing west.

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In this section, the City is proposing the installation of one-way cycle tracks on each side of the street. Proposed changes include:

  • Maintaining two-way motor vehicle traffic
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h
  • Maintaining parking spaces
  • Providing loading access on the east side through a parking lane

Existing

The existing conditions of the existing design on Deauville Lane, from Rochefort Drive to St. Dennis Drive, facing west (from left to right): 6.1-metre motor vehicle lane, 4.5-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2.1-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the existing conditions on Deauville Lane, from Rochefort Drive to St. Dennis Drive.

Proposed

The proposed changes on Deauville Lane, from Rochefort Drive to St. Dennis Drive, facing west (from left to right): 1.5-metre cycle track, 0.3-metre flex-post and buffer zone, motor vehicle lane, 4.5-metre motor vehicle lane, and 2.1-metre parking lane.
Cross section of the proposed design on Deauville Lane, from Rochefort Drive to St. Dennis Drive.

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Today, the existing sidewalk on private land is used by pedestrians and people cycling more than the sidewalk connection on the City’s land.

With the property owner’s support, the City is exploring ways to install a two-way pedestrian and cycling connection between Ferrand Drive and Eglinton Avenue East.

The path of travel using City-owned sidewalks goes around the private property between Ferrand Drive and the DVP eastbound-to-southbound on-ramp. However, people cycling typically travel through private property to Eglinton Avenue East.

In this section, the City is proposing new traffic signals across two DVP southbound on-ramps, with the long-term plan to include road safety improvements at all four on-ramps.

The proposed changes will include new traffic signals to allow dedicated green time for pedestrians and people cycling to cross.

A rendering of proposed changes to Ferrand Drive, showing the one-way cycle track with low-wall barriers and a signalized crossing across the on-ramp.
Artistic rendering of the proposed design on Eglinton Avenue East at the southbound on-ramp, facing east.
The comment period for this consultation has closed. The Public Consultation Report summarizes feedback received.

Project Update

Feedback received identified overall support for the proposed changes, however, residents in the project area shared some concerns about the proposed removal of on-street parking spaces, particularly on the west segment of Ferrand Drive.

In response to feedback gathered through consultation and in discussion with the local Councillor, the proposed design on Ferrand Drive has been revised to include:

  • Top segment: Converting two-way motor vehicle lanes to one-way westbound and adding cycle tracks in both directions (originally proposed in Option 1)
  • East segment: Converting on-street parking spaces to cycle tracks in both directions (originally proposed in Option 1)
  • West segment: Adding a one-way cycle track, while retaining seven on-street parking spaces and adding all-way stops and pedestrian crosswalks at the Ferrand Drive/Seton Park Road intersection (originally proposed in Option 2)

Review the revised proposed changes in the Proposed Changes: Ferrand Drive accordion above and roll plan below for more information.

Consultation Materials

Public Drop-In Event

A Public Drop-In Event was held on December 12, 2023, and included an opportunity to speak with project staff and view display panels. View the display panels below.

Consultation Materials

In the Ferrand Drive Area, there are a number of long-term projects moving forward recommended in the Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan that will change the transportation network. There are also two rapid transit lines, one in construction and the other in design by Metrolinx. Both will change transportation options in the area.

Separately, a development at 805 Don Mills Road is planned that will realign the Eglinton Avenue East/Ferrand Drive/Gervais Drive intersection in anticipation of increased motor vehicle traffic connections to streets in this area.

In the past 10 years on the streets proposed for design changes in the Ferrand Drive area, there have been 122 reported collision, in which seven have involved pedestrians and three have involved people cycling. The changes proposed through this project are focused on expanding road safety improvements and cycling to the long-term planned projects and on reducing future collisions.

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