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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.

Virtual Public Meeting

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 7 participants.

Consultation Materials


Date Details
Summer 2021 Background review
Fall 2021 to Winter 2022 Analysis & design options
Spring 2022 Advance design of the preferred design option

Next Steps

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 spring 2022.

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.

Design Options

The City evaluated three design options:

Option 1: Maintain existing conditions with Council-approved improvements

Sample cross-section of Option 1: Maintain Existing Conditions with Council-approved improvements
Sample cross-section of Option 1

Option 2: Road extension with one-way cycle tracks

Sample cross-section of Option 2: Road extension with one-way cycle tracks
Sample cross-section of Option 2

Option 3: Road extension with two-way cycle tracks

Sample cross-section of Option 2: Road extension with two-way cycle tracks
Sample cross-section of Option 3

Preferred Design

Option 3: Two-Way Cycle Tracks is the preferred design, and includes:

  • Two-way raised cycle tracks on east side of road
  • People cycling southbound on Woodfield Road will need to cross to the east side of the road before crossing Eastern Avenue
  • Sidewalks widened to City standards (2.1 m)
  • Improved streetscape
  • On-street parking at midblock
  • Connections to Lake Shore Boulevard East for all road users
Woodfield Road, south of Eastern Avenue, has varying available right-of-way. Section A is 20 m wide, Section B is 17 m wide, and Section C is 20 m wide.
Because of the varying available right-of-way on Woodfield Road, between Eastern Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East, the design has been separated into three sections.
Cross-section of Section A (20 m)
Cross-section of Section B (18 m)
Cross-section of Section C (20 m)
  • Complete Streets: Guidelines that provide a framework for street design which includes active transportation and placemaking facilities to accommodate all modes of transportation for all ages and abilities.
  • Streetscape Manual User Guide: A reference tool developed to guide the design, construction and maintenance of sidewalk and boulevard improvements on Toronto’s arterial road network.
  • Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines: Updated guidelines that address the needs of Torontonians with disabilities by establishing a set of guidelines to support the design and implementation of accessible, barrier-free City infrastructure and public spaces.
  • Toronto On-street Bikeway Design Guidelines (Draft): Guidelines that provide key design principles and guidance for different on-street cycling facilities, intersection treatments and operation of bicycle signals.
  • Toronto Multi-Use Trail Guidelines: Guidelines that assist the City in the development and ongoing maintenance of multi-use trails throughout Toronto.
  • Toronto’s Official Plan: A plan to ensure that the City of Toronto evolves, improves and realizes its full potential in areas such as transit, land use development and the environment.
  • Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: A comprehensive action plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets and prioritizes the safety of our most vulnerable road users.

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