Share your transportation experiences, areas of concern and ideas for improvements within Leaside until September 3, 2022.
Map of the Leaside NTP's project area in dark blue.
The project area is located between Bayview Avenue to the west, Glenvale Boulevard/Kildeer Crescent/Rykert Crescent to the north, Don River/Laird Drive to the east and the rail corridor to the south.

The Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan (LNTP) will identify, prioritize and recommend near- and longer-term improvements to traffic operations and road design to support safety for all modes of transportation, including people walking, cycling and driving.

This plan will address:
  • road safety for vulnerable road users (e.g. seniors, school children, people walking and cycling)
  • excessive speeding
  • cut-through traffic from outside the neighbourhood
Date Details
February 9, 2022 Gather initial input via Virtual Public Information Session
July 18 to Sept 3, 2022 Gather feedback via Virtual Mapping Tool
Early 2023 Status report to North York Community Council
2023+
  • Start implementing near-term improvements
  • Monitor impacts of major transformations in the area (e.g. opening of Eglinton Crosstown LRT)
  • Finalize a plan for Leaside
  • Implement improvements

July 2022: Project Update

The City is performing traffic counts in Leaside to study the local traffic patterns and deepen the understanding of travel behaviours. Traffic counts will provide detailed information on motor vehicle volumes, speeds and preferred travel routes.

The City is also tracking feedback from the public through comments provided to 311, email, the public meeting and the local Councillor’s office. The traffic data and public input will inform the near- and longer-term interventions to mitigate traffic issues.

The City will report to the first North York Community Council meeting of the new Council term (2022–2026) and provide a status update on the project.

The next round of public engagement will take place in early 2023, when the City will present a near-term plan for improvements. Local stakeholders and residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposal and provide feedback before a final set of recommendations is established.

Virtual Mapping Tool

Share your transportation experiences, areas of concern and ideas for improvements within Leaside. Submit your comments by September 3, 2022.

Map Your Experiences & Ideas

Virtual Public Information Session

A public information session was held on February 9, 2022, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and attended by 189 participants.

The information session included a presentation on the LNTP objectives, challenges and opportunities, toolbox of strategies and study process, and was followed by an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on locations that would benefit from safety improvements for all road users.

What We’ve Heard So Far

Frequently-heard concerns include:

  • cut-through traffic
  • excessive vehicular speeding
  • excessive vehicular volume on local roads
  • non-compliance of traffic regulations by road users
  • atypical geometric roadway design of intersections and road curves

To date, there have been traffic calming service requests, stop signs, roundabouts, speed reductions and safety assessments. Automated Speed Enforcement results also show a high rate of violations.

Overview

The goal of the LNTP is to improve the safety outcomes for people travelling to, from and within the project area by all modes. Through this plan, the City is working to:

  • confirm and quantify the traffic issues present in the neighbourhood
  • identify evidence-based short and longer-term safety interventions, including near-term improvements
  • ensure the interventions are supported by the community

About Neighbourhood Transportation Plans

The City is undertaking a Neighbourhood Transportation Plan to:

  • identify near-term improvements that can be implemented in one to five years, as well as a longer-term vision for projects over five years into the future
  • consider a holistic approach to assess network-wide transportation needs for all road users, and coordinates with existing and future road construction
  • employ a neighbourhood perspective to develop solutions that, together, support local objectives for mobility and safety

What Will Be Used to Develop the Plan?

In order to develop the LNTP, the City must use an evidence-based approach, with data that includes:

  • measurements of vehicle volumes, speeds and turning movement counts
  • collision data collected by Toronto Police Services
  • recent reports about traffic operations and road safety
  • site visits and observations
  • past and ongoing plans and studies
  • input from residents

Council Decisions

The LNTP will take a phased approach, implementing multiple interventions strategically over a period of time. This approach:

  • allows some improvements (i.e. quick wins) to be implemented sooner, without complete traffic data and analyses
  • implements incrementally to optimize the effectiveness of the interventions
  • allows for periodic monitoring and public feedback of interim improvements before making permanent changes
  • aligns the implementation timing of LNTP recommendations with future road resurfacing
  • allows for a flexible plan that takes into account changing traffic patterns with neighbourhood changes: ongoing construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and development sites, planning discussion of the Ontario Line, development of eglintonToday Complete Streets and the future plan in the Laird in Focus planning area
Phased Improvements Implementation Timeline Examples
Quick Wins

  • No City Council approval required
  • Relatively small/localized intervention
  • Minimal data/analysis required
Approximately 1 year
Near-Term Improvements

  • City Council approval required
  • Small area-wide impacts
  • Some data/analysis required
  • Public engagement required
Approximately 1 to 5 years
Longer-Term Improvements

  • City Council approval required
  • Neighbourhood-wide impacts
  • Full data/analysis required
  • Public engagement required
Approximately 5+ years
  • Road re-design (e.g. traffic diversion)

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