Over the past 20 years population and development in the Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard area has increased, resulting in traffic congestion and limited options to connect to surrounding areas. During this time, the area transportation network has remained relatively unchanged, and improvements are needed to meet the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, vehicles, trucks, and development both now and in the future.

In response to these challenges, City Council directed Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the scope, timing, and costs of undertaking a Transportation Master Plan for the Park Lawn and Lake Shore area.

Following the TMP launch in 2016, the project team continued to study existing and future traffic conditions. The TMP was put on hold following Phase 1 until a final decision was reached on the land use of the Christie’s Site. Future public meetings and stakeholder consultations will convey relevant information on how these two studies are aligned.