Leslieville Traffic Management & Mitigation Study
The City is undertaking a Traffic Management and Mitigation Study within the Leslieville Community. The objective of this study is to identify the key congestion areas and propose innovative short and long-term projects to mitigate transportation issues.
The first of two Public Open Houses took place on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at Morse Street Junior Public School. Information presented included existing traffic conditions, alternatives being considered and mitigation measures.
Public Open House #1 Resources:
The second meeting will be scheduled later in the fall of 2018, to present alternative solutions for discussion and feedback.
The City of Toronto launched a Traffic Management and Mitigation Study within the Leslieville Community. This community is in transition as there are numerous applications for redevelopment, mainly mixed use. Two Public Open Houses will be held to present the study, illustrate current and future traffic conditions, and proposed mitigation measures.
The study area is defined as Queen Street East to the north, Leslie Street to the east, Lake Shore Boulevard East to the south and McGee Street (Booth Avenue south of Eastern Avenue) to the west.
There have been a large number of development projects approved and proposed within the Leslieville Community that will impact travel patterns and congestion. The Leslieville Community experiences a wide variety of traffic types including:
- residential traffic
- travel to and from Bruce Public School and Morse Street Junior Public School
- commercial business traffic
- commuter traffic
There are currently a number of transportation issues that will be intensified once development has been completed. These transportation issues led to the City Council meeting on November 3 and 4, 2015, where a motion introduced by Councillor Paula Fletcher was carried concerning the 629, 633 and 675 Eastern Avenue Zoning By-Law Amendment. The motion is as follows:
“City Council request the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, in co-operation with the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to continue to work with the Traffic Working Group for 629, 633, and 675 Eastern Avenue to develop a Traffic Management Mitigation Plan…” View Agenda Item.
As part of the amendment, a Traffic Management and Mitigation Study was to be developed. The Traffic Management and Mitigation Study will review the transportation impacts from proposed development projects. Highlights include:
- investigating local traffic concerns
- developing short-term and long-term transportation solutions
- exploring safety measures for pedestrians and cyclists (particularly student safety at Bruce Public School and Morse Street Junior Public School)
There are a variety of methods for the public to participate in the development of the Traffic Management and Mitigation Study. Contact the Project Team and attend the two Public Open Houses.
Public Open House #1
Date: Wednesday July 18, 2018
Location: Morse Street Junior Public School, 180 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 2R9
Time: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Presentation by the City and IBI Group at 6 p.m.)
The meeting will be an open house format with a formal presentation at 6 p.m. Information presented will include existing traffic conditions, alternatives being considered and mitigation measures. The second meeting will be scheduled later in the fall of 2018, to present alternative solutions for discussion and feedback.
About the Study
The Traffic Management and Mitigation Study will assess the impacts on traffic from development projects on the transportation network within the Leslieville Community, and include associated mitigation measures. Issues that will be explored include:
- existing traffic conditions and future traffic conditions with proposed development
- determining if the existing and future transportation system can accommodate additional traffic generated by the proposed development
- evaluating if road improvements are necessary in addition to those included in the Transportation Master Plan