The City of Toronto has completed the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which examined a range of transportation infrastructure improvements to help address existing and future challenges in the study area bounded by The Queensway, Lake Ontario, Legion Road, and Ellis Avenue. The TMP was coordinated with the proposed Christie‘s development at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West and new Park Lawn GO Station, and other area initiatives.
The recommended Preferred TMP Network:
The Final TMP Report is now available. See Notice of Study Completion for further details.
The TMP followed Approach #2 and satisfies Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA, 2015). Schedule A+ projects identified in the TMP are pre-approved and do not require listing in a Notice of Completion. The public will be notified of these projects before construction. No Schedule B projects have been identified in the TMP. The TMP identified the following Schedule C projects based on study findings and input from technical agencies, stakeholders and the public.
A separate Schedule C Environmental Assessment for the Bonar Creek Stormwater Management Facility and Legion Road Extension was previously completed by the City in 2010, which satisfied Phases 3 and 4 of the MCEA process. While the City has started the detailed design for the Legion Road Extension, 10 years have passed since the filing of the original Environmental Study Report (ESR), requiring a review of the original recommendation. As part of the Park Lawn Lake Shore TMP, the City re-confirmed the Legion Road Extension is still valid as the Preferred Alternative recommended in the previous Schedule C EA.
Apart from the Legion Road Extension, the remaining Schedule C projects identified in the TMP currently require fulfilling Phases 3 and 4, and will undergo further detailed study at a future date before they can be implemented. Future EA requirements for the remaining Schedule C projects will be reviewed at the time when design work and study is contemplated, subject to the MCEA requirements applicable at that time.
The Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West area is a vibrant waterfront community that has experienced considerable growth over the last two decades and is set to continue to transform and intensify with the revitalization of the former Christie’s cookie factory site into a transit-supportive, mixed-use residential and employment district anchored by a new transit hub as adopted by City Council in May 2021.
Continued growth in the area requires new and improved multi-modal transportation infrastructure that accommodates people of all ages and abilities, and to complement the planned transit hub consisting of the new and new streetcar loop.
At the direction of City Council, Transportation Services initiated the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in 2016 as a comprehensive transportation study to plan for the required transportation infrastructure in the area. The TMP was put on hold from 2017 to 2019 pending City Council’s decision on the land use of the Christie’s lands and was reinitiated at Council’s direction in 2019 to integrate the work with the Christie’s Planning Study.
On May 11, 2022, City Council endorsed the Final Preferred TMP Network and has authorized the City to begin the next steps to implement the TMP, with two amendments.
You can find more information about the City’s decision here: Item IE29.4
The City of Toronto has authorized Lakeshore Developments Inc. (owner of the Christie’s development at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West) to be the proponent to undertake a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for Street A, a proposed new public street and associated rail underpass between Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West.
The Street A EA Study is following the integrated approach with the Draft Plan of Subdivision application for 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West to satisfy both Environmental Assessment Act and Planning Act requirements. The study is also aligned with the Park Lawn GO Station Site Plan Application.
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