In 2023-2024, Scarborough Golf Club Road from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue East is planned to be reconstructed due to the poor condition of the road. Road reconstructions only happen every 50-100 years, so this is a once in a generation/lifetime opportunity to make changes to improve operations and safety for all users. The City of Toronto will also evaluate options for upgrades between Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road as part of this consultation process.

 

Project Location

Map of study area on Scarborough Golf Club Road from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue East. If you require more information and/or clarifications, please call Dominic Cobran at 416-338-2986.

Segment A: Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue East

Road reconstruction is planned for this segment. Road reconstructions can include:

  • Intersection changes
  • New or widened sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements
  • New traffic signals or pedestrian crossings
  • New or reconfigured vehicle turn lanes
  • New transit features
  • New bikeways including raised cycle tracks and protected intersection features
  • Greening and plantings

Segment B & C: Lawrence Avenue E to Confederation Drive; Confederation Drive to Kingston Road

Scarborough Golf Club is not being reconstructed south of Lawrence, however, there is still an opportunity to improve safety and operations through ‘quick build’ materials that may include:

  • New or modified traffic signals and pedestrian improvements
  • Crossings
  • Pavement marking and signage changes
  • New bikeways utilizing pre-cast materials such as concrete curbs and flexible posts
  • Minor concrete work such as new curb ramps with tactile walking surface indicators Background

The City of Toronto is consulting with the public on Scarborough Golf Club Road and proposing changes to ensure the road reconstruction incorporates public feedback and aligns with City adopt policies.

There are a number of City policies that support making changes to the street including Vision Zero and the Cycling Network Plan.

Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan is a comprehensive action plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets. The Plan prioritizes the safety of our most vulnerable road users across seven emphasis areas through a range of extensive, proactive, targeted and data- driven initiatives.

Over the last decade, Scarborough Golf Club Road between Ellesmere Avenue and Lawrence Avenue eight (8) people have been seriously injured and one (1) person lost their life using Scarborough Golf Club.

  • Two pedestrians were seriously injured
  • Five people driving were seriously injured
  • One person driving was killed

Further, the current posted speed limit is 50 km/h, but the 95 percentile speed is 60-78 km/h, which poses significant safety concerns.

The City’s Cycling Network Plan’s goals are to connect gaps in Toronto’s current cycling network, to grow the cycling network by providing cycling opportunities in new areas of the city and to renew existing cycling network routes where quality can be improved.

The City is exploring including bikeways on Scarborough Golf Club Road, as proposed in the Cycling Network Plan, as they would connect to several existing and planned bikeways and trails, including:

  • Brimorton Bike Lanes: existing bike lanes run from Scarborough Golf Club Road in the west to Brimley Road
  • Ellesmere Road Multi-Use Trail: an existing trail connects to Scarborough Golf Club Road at its northern end, and another bikeway will be added to a section of this trail heading east
  • Gatineau Trail: an existing multi-use trail within the Gatineau Hydro Corridor, connects to Scarborough Golf Club Road just south of Ellesmere Road and then running north to Ellesmere Road
  • Upper Highland Creek Trail: connected to Scarborough Golf Club Road through the extended Gatineau Hydro Corridor Trail. This trail will extend the Highland Creek Trail northwest to the northeast corner of Ellesmere  Road / Orton Park Road

The City is seeking feedback on Scarborough Golf Club Road with a focus on road safety, cycling, walking and motor vehicle operations. The design process will focus on reducing the number of collisions, so that no one will be seriously injured or lose their lives in the future, and improve transportation options.

 

 

Boulevard

The part of a street that is not used for vehicle travel, and is between the roadway and the sidewalk.

Pictured: visual representation of a boulevard.

Median

The strip of land between the lanes of opposing traffic on a divided roadway.

Pictured: Visual representation of a median.

Transit Stops

The location of transit stops is generally guided by the safety and comfort of transit users, spacing between stops, and nearby intersections and land uses.

Pictured: Visual representation of a transit stop.

Curb Radii Reduction

Smaller curb radii reduce pedestrian crossing distances and encourages lower motor vehicle speeds.

Pictured: Visual representation of a curb radii.

Truck Aprons

These allow large vehicles to navigate the curb without striking fixed objects or other road users, while creating slower turns for smaller vehicles.

Pictured: Visual representation of a truck apron.

Raised Cycle Track

Vertically separated from motor vehicle traffic, and may be at the level of the adjacent sidewalk or combined with a parking lane or other barrier from the roadway.

Pictured: Visual representation of a raised cycle track.

Street-Level Cycle Track and Bollards Mounted on Curbs

Cycle tracks are physically separated from motor vehicle traffic by curbs or bollards, but at the same level as the road.

Pictured: Visual representation of a boulevard mounted on curbs.

Protected Intersection

A protected intersection is a design where the bikeway remains separated, where enhanced measures mitigate the conflict between people cycling, people walking and drivers turning.

Pictured: Visual representation of a protected intersection.

Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure allows for runoff water from the street to be naturally filtered and slowed down before entering the sewer system.

Pictured: Visual representation of green infrastructure on a main street.

The City of Toronto is seeking your feedback and lived experience with Scarborough Golf Club Road from Ellesmere Road to Kingston Road. In this first public meeting, staff will provide an overview of existing conditions and facilitate a discussion with the attendees about strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities of the street.

Decisions on the roadway changes will be made by considering public input, City policies and programs, and technical requirements.

This is the first of two planned public consultations. You will receive another notice about the next round of consultation in the spring of 2022. The second public meeting will discuss proposed designs based on the public input received in the first public meeting. Following public and stakeholder consultation and subject to approval from City Council, the City of Toronto plans to install the proposed changes, beginning in 2023.

Virtual Public Event 1

A Virtual Public Event was held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m.

Public Event Materials

The second public event will take place in spring 2022. Details to come. Check this page regularly for updates.

Want to be added to the project list? Send an email to Dominic.Cobran3@toronto.ca

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