The City of Toronto is reconstructing Riverside Drive from South Kingsway to Brule Gardens and resurfacing Riverside Crescent to bring the streets to a state of good repair.
Riverside Road is at the end of its service life and is in need of reconstruction. This work is part of the Council-approved 2016-17 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads, sidewalks, and infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of watermain breaks for current and future needs.
A new pathway and boulevard will be installed during this process. As roads are typically fully reconstructed every 100 years, a road reconstruction project provides a once in a lifetime cost-effective opportunity to improve the street by implementing a sidewalk and further expanding the City’s pedestrian network. It is the City’s practice to recommend that local roads have a sidewalk on at least one side as they promote walkability, enhance pedestrian safety and comfort, and improve accessibility. The pathway will be constructed within the existing right-of-way. You can read more about sidewalks in the City’s Walking Strategy.
The timeline below is preliminary and subject to change.
The City held a Public Open House on February 25, 2016 at Swansea Town Hall. Thank you to all who attended. Comments were accepted until March 10, 2016.
Thank you to everyone who attended the second public open house on April 18, 2016 to learn about the design, ask questions, and provide feedback. Comments were accepted until May 18, 2016.
In February 2017 the City distributed notices of the final design for Riverside Drive. Please see the documents below for additional details:
The City held a Public Meeting on April 3, 2017 at Swansea Town Hall. Thank you to all who attended.
The City held a final public open house event on May 3, 2018 to present the latest designs for public comment.