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.

Consultation Summary

The City began engaging key stakeholders in fall/winter 2022, followed by the broader public from February 8 to 28, 2022. During the consultation period, members of the public and stakeholders were provided with opportunities to provide feedback on the proposed design options:

  • Option 1: Maintain existing conditions with Council-approved improvements
  • Option 2: Road extension with a one-way cycle track
  • Option 3: Road extension with a two-way cycle track (preferred design)

Overall, comments identified:

  • General support for the preferred design of a road extension with a two-way cycle track on the east side of the road (Option 3) for its ability to provide additional connectivity and separated infrastructure for vulnerable road users, like pedestrians, people cycling, seniors and children
  • Concerns about potential conflicts between people driving large trucks and vulnerable road users
  • Some concerns around the potential increase in non-local vehicle traffic and heavy truck traffic volumes and speed on Woodfield Road, between Queen Street East and Eastern Avenue, and other streets in the neighbourhood
  • Strong interest for additional safety improvements for vulnerable road users, both in and near the study area


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 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.

Changes will include:

  • 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)
Date Milestone
Summer 2021 Background review
Fall 2021 to Winter 2022 Technical analysis & design options
February 2022 Public consultation period
2023 Advance design of the preferred design option
2025+ Construction

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