Join the public drop-in event at Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute on Tuesday, April 16 (6 to 8:30 p.m.) Use the interactive map before Tuesday, April 30. View more details in the Public Consultation tab below.

 

In consultation with the local community, the City is developing a Neighbourhood Streets Plan for the Malvern West area that identifies, prioritizes and recommends short-term actions and long-term changes to traffic operations and road design to support safety for all modes of transportation.

The Malvern West Streets Plan aims to address four main areas of concern in the project area:

  1. Road safety for vulnerable road users (i.e. seniors, school children, and people walking or cycling)
  2. Excessive speeding
  3. Excessive motor vehicle traffic on local streets
  4. Supporting opportunities for active transportation (pedestrians and people cycling)
A map of the study area of Malvern West Streets Plan. The study area is bound by Markham Road and Neilson Road going north-south and Finch Avenue East and Sheppard Avenue East going west-east.
Study area of Malvern West Streets Plan

The Malvern West Streets Plan (MWSP) project area is located between Markham Road to the west, Finch Avenue East to the north, Neilson Road to the east, and Sheppard Avenue to the south.

The Malvern West neighbourhood was nominated for an NSP by the Ward 23 City Councillor in 2023. Issues identified in the nomination process can be found on the program web page. Issues identified in the nomination were:

  • Excessive speeding & aggressive driving
  • Frequent collisions or near-misses
  • Motor vehicle non-compliance with road regulations
  • Vulnerable road user safety concerns in school zones
  • Limited enforcement of road regulations

 

What is a Neighbourhood Streets Plan?

Neighbourhood Streets Plans (NSPs) are a new service for neighbourhoods where traffic and travel patterns challenge the safety and mobility of people using the streets. Through the NSP process, a team of City staff will work with communities to identify local issues and opportunities, prioritize the greatest needs, and recommend changes to traffic operations and street designs.

NSPs consider the needs of all road users and emphasize the safety of vulnerable road users such as seniors, school children, and people walking and cycling.

Public consultation for the Malvern West Streets Plan project will take place in two phases. Dates are subject to change.

  • Project planning: Fall 2023
  • Background reporting and initial data collection: Winter 2024
  • Phase One Public Consultation – Issues & Opportunities: Spring 2024 *We are here*
  • Develop appropriate changes: Summer 2024
  • Phase Two Public Consultation – Public Review of proposed changes: Targeting Fall 2024
  • Staff report to Community Council: Winter 2024-2025
  • Implementation, monitoring and evaluation: Ongoing

NSPs will result in short-term actions (one to two years) which can be made using temporary, flexible materials like signs, paint, and bollards, and will identify longer term changes which can be accomplished alongside future programmed road work.

The outcomes of each NSP will be different based on local conditions and the needs of each neighbourhood. Generally, NSPs will recommend actions related to motor vehicle speed and volume management, and traffic safety conflicts on local streets. NSP recommendations are informed by the City’s Traffic Calming Policy, Vision Zero Action Plan, and Complete Streets Guidelines.

The City of Toronto is inviting local residents, businesses and organizations to learn more and provide feedback on the Malvern West Streets Plan project. Public and community interest groups’ opinions, along with technical and policy considerations will be used to inform City staff recommendations and decisions to be made by City Council. 

Public consultation will take place over two stages between 2024 and 2025: 

  • Phase 1: will present background information and consult the community on issues commonly experienced in the neighbourhood and ideas for actions and changes. 
  • Phase 2: will consult the community on proposed short-term actions (1 to 2 years) which can be made using temporary, flexible materials like signs, paint, and bollards, and will identify longer term changes which can be accomplished alongside future programmed road work. 

Information, reference materials, and reports on public consultation activities will be posted on this web page.  

In-Person Public Drop-In Event

Date: April 16, 2024

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute (Cafetorium), 150 Tapscott Road (Map)

View the public event materials:

Tamil and Urdu interpreters will be present at this event.

Interactive Map

Share your comments about road safety and traffic issues in Malvern West using the interactive map and take the short survey by April 30, 2024.

You can also submit comments by email, phone, or mail.

Feedback deadline: April 30, 2024, at 8:00 p.m.

 

Email Updates

The project team will keep local residents and businesses informed at key project milestones. Your information will be kept private and will only be used to notify you about this project.

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Please register to be added to the project list to receive updates by email, including information about public events or online surveys.

Need assistance?  While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this page. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings or any other content, please contact us at 416-338-1837 or email malvernweststreets@toronto.ca.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The information is used to allow the City to send you emails about project updates and future consultation opportunities. Questions about this collection may be directed to the Manager, Public Consultation at 416-392-2990 or tracy.manolakakis@toronto.ca