The City of Toronto is moving forward with reconstruction of the Scarlett Road Bridge and the intersection of Scarlett Road, St. Clair Avenue West and Dundas Street West. Final design work is nearing completion and construction is expected to start in late 2023. The required utility work around the bridge in advance of the start of construction will begin this year and will continue into mid-2023.

Map of work area at Scarlett Road Bridge between St Clair Ave West and Dundas Street West. Please contact Michael Vieira at michael.vieira3@toronto.ca for more information.

Scarlett Road Bridge Reconstruction

In 2008, the City completed a study to address the safety and traffic operations in the area around the Scarlett Road Bridge. The study recommended making changes to the bridge and surroundings roads in order to improve the road capacity and reduce congestion.

In late 2017, the City began work on detailed designs for the reconstruction of the bridge and the intersection of Scarlett Road with Dundas Street West and St. Clair Avenue West.

Planned work includes:

  • Replacement of the railway bridge above Scarlett Road and the addition of one northbound lane and one southbound lane under the bridge for a total of two lanes in each direction
  • Lowering Scarlett Road to allow large vehicles and trucks to pass underneath the bridge
  • Improved sidewalks under the bridge and at the intersections at Scarlett Road and Dundas Street West, and Scarlett Road and St. Clair Avenue West
  • Raised bikeways on Scarlett Road
  • Multi-use trail on the north side of Dundas Street West, east and west of Scarlett Road
  • New southbound left-turn lane from Scarlett Road to Dundas Street West
  • New landscaping and public art

The City continues to be committed to hearing from the public and providing important information regarding this key infrastructure project by way of public meetings, email updates and construction notices. Below is a summary of the latest three public meetings.

2022 Public Meeting

On July 12, 2022, the City hosted an in-person drop-in meeting to provide an update on the design and how it addresses comments that were heard in previous consultations. Over fifty people attended.

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2019 Public Meeting

On April 29, 2019, the City hosted a public meeting to provide an update on the bridge project. The Scarlett Road Bike Lanes Project was also presented at the meeting. Over one hundred residents attended.

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2017 Public Meeting

On November 28, 2017, the City hosted a public meeting to present initial designs for the reconstruction of the Scarlett Road Bridge and the intersection of Scarlett Road, Dundas Street West and St. Clair Avenue West.

Residents had an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and speak to members of the project team.

A total of 97  people attended the event, which included: area residents, local political representatives, local business owners, affected property owners and representatives from active transportation groups.

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