The Phase 2 Public Consultation Report (view the Report under the Public Consultation tab) summarizes feedback received. Staff are refining the plan and will present recommendations to Etobicoke York Community Council this spring (date to be confirmed).

 

The Mimico Neighbourhood Mobility Plan (NMP) will identify, prioritize and recommend short and long-term improvements to traffic operations and road design to support road safety for all modes of transportation including vulnerable road users (e.g. seniors, school children, people walking and cycling) in the Mimico study area.

The following areas of concern will be addressed:

  • traffic fatalities
  • cut-through traffic and excessive vehicular volume on local roads
  • excessive speeding on local roads
  • non-compliance with traffic regulations and signage
  • road and intersection designs that raise safety concerns

The Mimico Neighbourhood Mobility Plan (NMP) project area is located between Royal York Road to the west, Manchester Street/Burlington Street/Victoria Street to the north, Louisa Street to the east, and Lake Shore Boulevard West to the south. The area also includes Judson Street/Royal York Road intersection and the Newcastle Street /Royal York Road intersection, and will take into account dynamics from a broader context area.

The project area is located between: Newcastle Street and rail corridor to the north, Mimico Creek to the east, Lakeshore Blvd. W. to the south, and Royal York Rd. to the west.

Council Decisions

 Project Description

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

As part of the evaluation, the City has retained a consultant to conduct an In-Service Road Safety Review (ISSR) of the study area. Using site visits, collision history, traffic counts and other data, this review will identify and prioritize safety issues across the neighbourhoods and options to address them.

What is a Neighbourhood Mobility Plan (NMP)?

In 2018 Etobicoke York Community Council directed City staff to work with the community to develop a comprehensive plan to address community concerns. City staff will use a holistic approach to assess and manage traffic issues within the neighbourhood. The NMP will consider all modes of transportation, with an emphasis on improving conditions for vulnerable road users.

Historically, traffic management issues have been addressed by making changes only to a particular street or intersection. Instead of making one isolated change, a NMP employs a broader, neighbourhood perspective to develop integrated solutions that, together, support local objectives for mobility. Through an NMP approach, the City works with local communities and neighbourhoods to identify short-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.

Study Process

The participation of local residents and stakeholders is essential to identifying appropriate and effective traffic, speeding and road safety improvements for the neighbourhood.

Following the first Virtual Public Meeting, the NMP process will continue, which involves identifying and implementing ‘quick win’ improvements supported by the community. Long-term improvements will be proposed at a second public meeting for feedback. Once completed, a final Mimico Mobility Plan (two to ten year implementation) will be shared on this project web page.

The City of Toronto is inviting residents, businesses and organizations to learn more and provide feedback on the Mimico Neighbourhood Mobility Plan. Public opinions, along with technical and policy considerations will be used to inform City staff recommendations and decisions to be made by City Council

Consultation will take place over two phases between Spring 2022 and Winter 2023:

  • Phase 1: presented background information, consulted the community on issues commonly experienced in the neighbourhood, and collected ideas for actions and changes.
  • Phase 2: consulting on proposed short-term actions (6 to 18 months) using temporary, flexible materials like signs, paint, and bollards, and identify longer term changes which can be implemented alongside future programmed road work.

Information, reference materials, and reports on public consultation activities will be posted here.

Etobicoke York Community Council

As part of the approval process, staff will report to the Etobicoke York Community Council this spring (date to be confirmed) on the plan and specific recommendations where additional authority is required. The meeting agenda and staff report are made available to the public one week before the meeting. Details about the staff report and how to participate will be shared in advance of this meeting.

Many factors are considered when providing recommendations to Council including public opinion, technical considerations, policy considerations, costs and timelines.

Community Council may approve the recommendations, make changes, or send it back for more information. If approved, staff would begin planning for implementation.

How to Participate

Learn more about this process.

Public Drop-in Meeting 2

The City hosted a drop-in event on December 11, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members of the public were able to view project information panels and speak with staff one-on-one.  The meeting was attended by over 100 participants. Public consultation was also conducted with an online survey, by phone and by mail. A meeting summary will be provided on this web page.

Meeting Materials

Consultation Report

Virtual Public Meeting 1

The City hosted a virtual public meeting on June 14, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Members of the public were invited to provide feedback and ask questions. Public consultation was conducted online, by phone and by mail. The meeting was attended by 39 participants. A meeting summary will be provided on this web page.

Meeting Materials

  • Presentation (Excessive Speeding Slide 18 revised June 14, 2022)

Mapping Comments

  • Feedback received from online mapping tool (closed for comment June 28, 2022).

Consultation Report

Stakeholder Interviews

Individual one-on-one meetings with local stakeholders like schools, businesses and other local organizations will help confirm local issues and discuss the specific opportunities and challenges (e.g. school drop off and pickup, nearby intersections, parking, etc.).

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A range of options are proposed and planned to improve traffic operations and road design to support road safety for all modes of transportation. An overview of the actions proposed are summarized below.

Map showing recommendations for the Mimico Neighbourhood Mobility Plan including intersection improvements & new pedestrian crossings; speed humps to address excessive speeding & make local routes less attractive for through trips; directional changes to discourage through trips on local streets; proposed bikeway improvements on Royal York Road; and implementation of bikeway improvements on Superior Avenue.

Background: Planned Cycling Facilities

Due to the condition of the street and sewers, Superior Avenue has a programmed road resurfacing and sewer upgrade commencing in March 2024. The Superior Avenue bikeways are bundled with the planned work. Council approval was sought earlier in the process so the work could begin. The design has been approved by City Council for implementation in 2024 Agenda Item History – 2023.IE4.3 (toronto.ca). This means that the plan for Superior Avenue does not require further approvals.

Designs for Superior Avenue were developed in advanced of the Neighbourhood Mobility Plan (NMP) and then modified based on the feedback received. Originally, the City was planning to replace the existing shared lane markings and install uni-directional cycle tracks (one westbound track and one eastbound track) and safety enhancements on Superior Avenue from Stanley Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard West. In response to consultations with residents, the design has been revised (see Planned Changes below).

These changes aim to address excessive speeding, aggressive driving, and may also discourage non-local traffic on local streets. These were key concerns identified by the community in the first phase of engagement for the Mimico NMP. For Superior Avenue residents, community feedback is critical and has informed the final design.

Planned Changes

On March 27, 2024, Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) adopted IE12.8 – Councillor motion for Project Design Changes to Superior Avenue based on New Public Feedback.

Highlights of the design changes include the following:

  • Removal of the painted central median
  • Removal of cycle tracks, placed curbs, and bollards to be replaced with buffered bike lanes
  • Retention of on-street parking on the north side of the street
  • After a standard review period, before and after motor vehicle speed data will be reviewed to implement safety adjustments to the project, if necessary, in consultation with the local Councillor

City Council will be asked to consider this item between April 17-19, 2024. The meeting agenda will also be available on the City Council Meeting web page and you can watch the video conference from the Toronto City Council YouTube Channel.

Proposed Parking Management Measures

Proposed change:

  • Residential on-street permits which entitle permit holders to park their car on the street within a specified area exclusively during permit parking hours, including overnight
  • Can be implemented with Community Council approval and positive local resident polling

Impacts

  • Addresses concerns around potential reduced on-street parking on Superior Avenue, Mimico Avenue
  • Addresses concerns around on-street parking on Cavell Ave. related to Mimico GO
  • Reduces speeding on local streets