September 2020 Update: As presented in February 2020, staff will be recommending a two-phased implementation approach to the Infrastructure & Environment Committee (IEC) in late 2020. Once the IEC date is confirmed, it will be posted on this project web page, and also on the IEC agenda web page.


The City is reviewing a plan for the completion of the North York Centre Service Road, which would include a new road connection between Doris Avenue and Tradewind Avenue at Sheppard Avenue.

Project Purpose

  • Connecting the transportation network, in order to better manage traffic flow on Yonge Street and other alternate routes
  • Providing convenient rear access to residential, retail and office buildings on Yonge Street
  • Form a boundary for the high-rise development in North York Centre

Public Consultation – Spring 2020

From February 14 to March 5, 2020, the project team invited the public to review the updated plans for the new road and provide feedback online. A public drop-in event was also hosted on February 27, 2020.

The project team received 41 completed feedback forms, with responses recording majority support for the two-phased plan as presented.

The City is considering a two-phased implementation approach for North York Centre Service Road south of Sheppard Avenue.

Phase 1 – Interim: Offset Intersection

Offset intersection
Phase 1 – Offset intersection

Create an offset intersection by extending Tradewind Avenue up to Sheppard Avenue, and installing coordinated traffic signals at Doris Avenue and Tradewind Avenue.

Bonnington Place would be closed off in a cul-de-sac.

This was identified as Option C in the Environmental Assessment.

The proposed timing of construction: post-2022

Phase 2 – Future: Single Intersection

Normal intersection through green space
Phase 2 – Four leg intersection

Realignment of Doris Avenue to meet the northern extension of Tradewind Avenue, resulting in a more standard four-legged intersection at Sheppard Avenue.

This is a hybrid of Option A and Option B identified in the Environmental Assessment.

Implementation will be dependent on property acquisition and detailed design.


Both phases will protect for a four-lane street south of Sheppard Avenue, with two lanes in each direction, sidewalks on both sides of the road and a wider boulevard where feasible.

Detailed design and required property acquisition would be initiated following City Council consideration and approval of next steps, which is expected this spring 2020.

A map of the study area north along Ellerslie Avenue, south to Highway 401, west to Beecroft Road and east to Doris Avenue
North York Centre South map with Service Road under review
A map of the 1988 Service Road Plan along Tradewind Avenue
1998 Service Road Plan – Currently Under Review


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