To learn more about the project, see the presentation material from the Public Information Event held on May 10, 2021

Artist Rendering - Port Union Road and Lawrence Ave East - Looking North
Artist Rendering – Port Union Road and Lawrence Ave East – Looking North

The City of Toronto will be widening Port Union Road from Lawrence Avenue East to Island Road. Works will include:

  • addition of a second northbound lane
  • complete sidewalks on both sides
  • bicycle lanes
  • centre-turn lanes in some locations

Once complete, this project will improve conditions for people walking, cycling, and driving, and better manage traffic flow.

Enbridge Gas Main Relocation Work 2021

Enbridge has completed relocating a gas main on Port Union Road between Ravine Park Crescent and Conference Boulevard. This work was completed on July 30, 2021.

May 2021: Public Information Event

Virtual Public Information Event

A Virtual Public Information Event was held on Monday, May 10 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Materials

Port Union Road Virtual Public Meeting Invite

Port Union Road Virtual Public Meeting Presentation 

Virtual Public Information Event Summary

Port Union Road – Roll Plan 

Port Union Road – Landscape Plan

Study area is along Sheppard Ave E from Island Rd to Lawrence Ave E
Map of Project  Area

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project was planned and approved in 2004.  A subsequent EA Addendum (update) was completed and approved in 2015 and made changes to the original study design in order to reduce property and community impacts.

Environmental Assessment Addendum (2015)

The Addendum (update) to the 2004 ESR was approved by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) in August 2015.

In consultation with the community as directed by City Council in 2004, the preferred design has been modified in order to reduce property and other impacts to the community, and to meet current City standards and practices. The updated preferred design provides the same level of service as the original design, but includes the following changes:

  • length of landscaped median reduced (now between Lawrence Avenue East and Clappison Boulevard only)
  • section of centre left-turn lane removed south of Josaly Drive
  • private property no longer required
  • bike lanes widened from 1.5 metres to 1.8 metres

To view the Environmental Assessment Addendum Report, contact Steven Ziegler at 416-392-2896 or Steven.Ziegler@toronto.ca.

Original Environmental Study Report (2004)

This Environmental Assessment Study was completed in early 2004 and identified a preferred design which included:

  • an additional northbound lane on Port Union Road from Lawrence Avenue East to Island Road
  • a continuous centre left-turn lane on Port Union Road from Winter Gardens Trail to Island Road
  • a landscaped centre median on Port Union Road from Lawrence Avenue East to Winter Gardens Trail
  • bicycle lanes on both sides of the road from Lawrence Avenue East to Island Road
  • additional turn lanes at the intersection of Kingston Road and Port Union Road
  • complete sidewalks on both sides of Port Union Road

July 2018

In 2017, the City conducted field investigations including a survey of the area and analysis of soil samples in various locations along Port Union Road to confirm ground conditions. Based on the results, the City is developing the project design. Once the design is finalized, the City will provide further details on a construction start date.

February 2019: Notice of Site Testing

As part of the Port Union Road Improvements project, site investigations to locate gas mains will take place at several locations along Port Union Road. Testing is done so the design and planned work will not affect existing gas mains. This work will commence on Tuesday, February 19 and is expected to take between three and seven days to complete. For additional information, please view the work notice below.

Port Union Road Notice of Site Work February 2019

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