The City of Toronto is planning a number of improvements to O’Connor Drive, from Glenwood Crescent to Bermondsey Road that help to address basement flooding, pedestrian safety and streetscape. Once complete, this project will improve conditions for people walking and driving and better manage traffic flow. This Council-approved work was identified through the O’Connor Drive Avenue Study, conducted in 2012.

September 2022: Pre-Construction Notice

A Pre-Construction notice and Lead in Drinking Water Fact Sheet have been mailed out to residents and businesses.

A Construction Notice will be mailed out at least two weeks in advance of any work. This notice will include details on the construction staging and traffic management.

July 2022: Construction Schedule Update

Road reconstruction is planned to begin in Fall 2022.

Residents and businesses will receive a Pre-Construction and Construction Notice before work begins with more information about what to expect during construction.

July 2022: Additional Parking

To offset the impacts of the resulting parking loss to area businesses, Transportation Services has worked with Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) to identify additional paid parking spaces that could be added in the areas impacted. On July 19, 2022, City Council adopted TE34.136 and TE34.137. Together the amendments will result in approximately 72 new on-street paid parking spaces.

July 2021: Virtual Public Information Event

Virtual Public Information Event

A Virtual Project Update Meeting was held on July 7, 2021.


Map of O’Connor Drive, from Glenwood Crescent to the South to Bermondsey Road to the north.

Local Construction Projects

Watermain replacement work on O’Connor Drive from Northline Road to Sunrise Avenue (contract 22ECS-LU-09U). Visit the Beaches-East York Profile – Construction Notices to learn more about this work.


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Pedestrian Improvements

  • New public plaza at O’Connor Drive & St.Clair Avenue East intersection
  • Accessible pedestrian crossings with tactile plates
  • Corner radii reductions to improve pedestrian safety
  • Additional bike parking
  • New sidewalks and curbs

Vehicular Traffic Improvements

  • Improved layby parking
  • Traffic signal updates
  • Removal of the right-turn channel at O’Connor Drive & St. Clair Avenue East intersection to improve safety
  • New asphalt on the roadway

Sustainability/Green Features

  • Planting of new trees along the boulevard
  • Permeable pavers in laybys
  • Improved stormwater management
  • Planters with integrated seating

Underground Infrastructure Improvements

  • Storm sewer replacement on O’Connor Drive and Bermondsey Road


For further details on the improvements, please see O’Connor Drive Virtual Public Information Event Presentation

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