Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge and Tunnel – Final Report
Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge and Tunnel
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
Notice of Completion of Environmental Study Report
The City of Toronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to determine the long-term solution to address the deteriorating condition of Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge and identify opportunities to improve the adjoining pedestrian tunnel that connects to the south side of Bloor Street East.
Following consultation with local residents, City Divisions, agencies and the public, the City is recommending that:
- The bridge be replaced in the same location with a wider, steel girder incline leg bridge type (similar to the current structure); and
- The tunnel be replaced in the same location and widened to the west
Opportunities For Review
The study was carried out following the requirements of “Schedule C” projects under the Municipal Class EA. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been completed and has been placed on public record for a 45-day review period starting December 14, 2017 and ending on January 27, 2018.
The full Environmental Study Report is available for review as PDF files below.
- Glen Road Pedestrian & Tunnel Bridge EA – Environmental Study Report
- Appendix A – Public Consultation Report
- Appendix B – Project Team and TAC Meeting Minutes
- Appendix C-1 – Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report
- Appendix C-2 – Heritage Impact Assessment
- Appendix D – Stage 1-2 Archaeological Assessment
- Appendix E-1 – Draft Memo – Bridge Repl vs Rehab
- Appendix E-2 – Draft Tunnel Inspection Memo
- Appendix F – Natural Heritage Report
- Appendix G – Arborist Report
- Appendix H-1 – Phase One ESA Report
- Appendix H-2 – Contaminant Investigation Technical Memo
- Appendix I – Detailed Assessment and Evaluation Tables
- Appendix J – Foundation Investigation Design Report
- Appendix K – Traffic Impact Assessment
If you require assistance in reading these materials, please contact the Senior Public Consultation Coordinator listed in the Contact Information section.
A printed version is available at:
Toronto Public Library – St James Town Branch
495 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON M4X 1K7
Please call or check online to confirm hours of operation.
If you have any outstanding issues with the project, please address them to the City staff listed below and we will attempt to find a mutually acceptable resolution.
Public Consultation Unit, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 19th Floor, 55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Telphone: 416-338-2830 Fax: 416-392-2974 TTY: 416-338-0889 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If concerns regarding the project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City of Toronto, a person or party may then request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental assessments.
Written requests must be sent to both:
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley St. W
Ferguson Block, 11th Fl.
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Change Environmental Approvals Branch
135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Fl.
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
If no requests are received by January 27, 2018, the City may proceed with the project as outlined in the ESR.
Issue Date: December 14, 2017
Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments will become part of the public record. Unless you request that your personal information remain confidential, all personal information included in a Part II Order request is available to the general public under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and/or s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For more information, please contact the Ministry’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator