The City is planning to extend Woodfield Road, south of Eastern Avenue, to Lake Shore Boulevard East. The road extension also provides an opportunity to improve connectivity, safety and accessibility especially for people walking and cycling.
The work will be coordinated with the Woodfield Road-Monarch Park Avenue Project, approved by City Council in 2021.
|Summer 2021||Background review|
|Fall 2021 to Winter 2022||Analysis & design options|
|Summer 2022||Advance design of the preferred design option|
This project follows the requirements under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process for Schedule A+ projects and is pre-approved. The City is providing an opportunity for the public to provide input before finalizing its design.
A project update will be issued in summer 2022.
The City hosted a virtual public meeting on February 22, 2022, to introduce the project and show the proposed design options for consideration and comment. The meeting was attended by seven (7) participants.
In September 2017, The Port Lands and South of Eastern Transportation and Servicing Master Plan (TSMP) was completed to support the planned regeneration and renewal of the Port Lands and the continued job growth in the area south of Eastern Avenue over the next 30 to 50 years.
The TSMP identified the need for a new north-south roadway connection to Lake Shore Boulevard East to provide relief to Leslie Street and recommended the extension of Woodfield Road to Lake Shore Boulevard East over other options like Knox Avenue.
The City evaluated three design options:
Option 3: Two-Way Cycle Tracks is the preferred design, and includes:
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