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The City of Toronto is planning state-of-good-repair work on Millwood Road, Pape Avenue and Donlands Avenue due to the poor condition of the roads. Separately, Metrolinx is planning construction work at the Millwood Road and Overlea Boulevard intersection.

Millwood Road provides a vital connection between Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park and Leaside neighbourhoods and Downtown. The upcoming projects provide an opportunity to redesign the street and make improvements.

The project’s goals are to:

  • improve safety for everyone
  • extend and connect the cycling network
  • maintain roadway uses for public transit, emergency services, trucking and driving
  • enhance green spaces

Public feedback, along with technical considerations and City policies and guidelines, will be considered in decisions to be made by staff and City Council in March 2023. Subject to approval, installation would be carried out in phases, with the first phase of changes starting in 2023 followed by road construction.

The changes being proposed are on Millwood Road, from Overlea Boulevard to Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue, as well as Minton Place & Pape Avenue.
Map of Millwood Road Safety Improvements project area, highlighting Overlea Boulevard (Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue), Minton Place and Pape Avenue.
Map of the project area

Today

Existing conditions at Millwood Road and Overlea Boulevard.
Aerial view of the Overlea Boulevard intersection today.
Labels pointing to current issues and challenges on the aerial view of the Overlea Boulevard intersection today, looking north.
Current issues and challenges experienced at the Overlea Boulevard intersection.

Proposed 2024 Changes by Metrolinx

Aerial view of the intersection changes, including bikeways on either side of Millwood Road.
Artistic rendering of the planned changes for 2024 by Metrolinx at Overlea Boulevard, looking north.

Proposed Final Construction by Metrolinx

Proposed changes at Millwood Road and Overlea Boulevard, which include bikeways on both sides of Millwood Road and future connections east to Overlea Boulevard.
Artistic rendering of the final construction by Metrolinx at Overlea Boulevard, looking north.
Labels pointing to areas of concern on the aerial view of the artistic rendering of the proposed design at Millwood Road and Overlea Boulevard.
Details of the proposed final construction by Metrolinx at Overlea Boulevard.

The proposed final changes at the Overlea Boulevard intersection would include:

  • redesigning the intersection with widened sidewalks and reduced curb radii to improve connectivity and safety for all road users
  • adding separated cycle tracks on the west side of Millwood Road, and a connection to the future bikeway on Overlea Boulevard
  • reducing southbound vehicle lanes to two plus a left-turn lane
  • relocating and enhancing bus stops
  • plant new trees
  • reducing speed limit to 40 km/h

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 416-338-1066 or email millwood@toronto.ca.

Today

Cross-section of the existing conditions on the Leaside Bridge.
Cross-section of the Leaside Bridge today, looking north.
Existing conditions on the Leaside Bridge.
Aerial view of the Leaside Bridge today, looking east over the Don Valley.
Labels pointing to current issues and challenges on the aerial view of the Leaside Bridge today, looking east over the Don Valley.
Current issues and challenges experienced on the Leaside Bridge.

Proposed Changes

Cross-section of the future conditions on the Leaside Bridge.
Cross-section of the proposed changes to the Leaside Bridge, looking north.
Proposed changes on the Leaside Bridge, which include bikeways on either side of Millwood Road.
Artistic rendering of the proposed changes to the Leaside Bridge, looking east over the Don Valley.
Labels pointing to areas of concern on the aerial view of the artistic rendering of the proposed changes on the Leaside Bridge.
Details of the proposed changes to the Leaside Bridge.

The proposed changes to the Leaside Bridge would include:

  • improving safety by reducing the width of vehicle lanes
  • creating direct route for people cycling from Downtown to Overlea Boulevard by converting the west side bike lanes to a two-way cycle track
  • improving safety for people cycling north from Pape Avenue or Donlands Avenue by adding protection to the east side bike lane
  • reducing the number of vehicle lanes to two in each direction plus a right-turn lane
  • reducing speed limit to 40 km/h

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 416-338-1066 or email millwood@toronto.ca.

Today

Existing conditions at Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue.
Aerial view of the Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue intersection today, looking west.
Labels pointing to current issues and challenges on the aerial view of the Overlea Boulevard intersection today, looking north.
Current issues and challenges experienced at the Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue intersection.

Proposed Changes

Proposed changes at Millwood Road at Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue, including bikeways and improved amenities for bus riders and pedestrians.
Artistic rendering of the proposed changes at Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue, looking west.
Labels pointing to areas of concern on the aerial view of the artistic rendering of the proposed design at Millwood Road at Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue.
Details of the proposed changes at the Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue intersection.

The proposed changes at and near the Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue intersection would include:

  • redesigning the intersection to improve connectivity and safety for all road users
  • widening sidewalks, and adding pedestrian crossings and bikeways
  • relocating and upgrading bus stops for safer and more comfortable waiting areas for transit riders
  • adding or improving green spaces on traffic islands and Kiwanis Parkette

Parking Impacts

To improve safety for vulnerable road users, roadway space would be reallocated to sidewalks and bikeways. See the impacted locations.

Location Permit Parking Area Available Parking Spaces Permits Issued Number of Parking Spaces Removed
Minton Place, near Pape Avenue 8G 7 2 Up to 2
537 to 553 Donlands Avenue 9 off-peak
Chilton Avenue, near Donlands Avenue 8F 13 4 1

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 416-338-1066 or email millwood@toronto.ca.

Virtual Public Meeting

The Virtual Public Meeting will include a presentation followed by a Question and Answer period.

Date: February 6, 2023
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Join online: Register
Join by phone (audio only): Call 416-915-6530 and enter access code 2463 822 6881.

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To request accommodation, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us at 416-338-1066 or millwood@toronto.ca.

Pop-up Events

Date: February 13 and 16, 2023
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: East York Town Centre, 45 Overlea Blvd. (across from Scotiabank, near Entrance 2)

Feedback

Complete the online feedback survey before February 21, 2023. Contact us to request a printed copy of the survey.

The survey is available in English, and will be available in Urdu and Greek later this week.

Consultation Materials

Vision Zero Road Safety Plan

The City of Toronto is proposing safety improvements on Millwood Road as part of the planned state-of-good-repair work as part of the City’s commitment to the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan. The Plan’s goal is to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by making our roads safer for everyone. Separately, Metrolinx is planning roadway work at the Millwood Road and Overlea Boulevard intersection.

From 2016 to 2020, there were 418 collisions and four (4) people killed or seriously injured on Millwood Road, between Overlea Boulevard and Pape Avenue & Donlands Avenue. All proposed changes are focused on reducing future collisions.

Cycling Network Plan

The City Council-approved Cycling Network Plan is a comprehensive roadmap and work plan that outlines the City’s planned investment in our cycling network. It includes a Long-Term Cycling Network Vision, the planned Major City-Wide Cycling Network Routes, and a three-year rolling Near-Term Implementation Program.

The aim of the Cycling Network Plan, and the Millwood Road Safety Improvements project, is to connect gaps in Toronto’s current cycling network by growing existing and future cycling opportunities with safer and more comfortable cycling route options where quality can be improved.

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