The Esplanade and Mill Street are two important streets in the east part of downtown Toronto. They connect people to iconic destinations like the St. Lawrence Market and Distillery District, as well as parks such as Corktown Common and David Crombie Park. Parliament Square Park is a vital pedestrian connection between the two streets.

The City of Toronto is changing the way people move through and experience The Esplanade and Mill Street.

The project’s goals are to:

  1. Improve safety for everyone
  2. Make walking, cycling and taking transit more attractive
  3. Maintain access to local and citywide destinations

A final recommendation was approved at Infrastructure and Environment Committee and City Council (IE22.11) in spring of 2021.

Implementation of Phase 1 (Mill Street and The Esplanade east of Sherbourne Street) will begin the week of October 17, 2021. Please see News & Updates tile for details.

What's Changing

Learn more about the changes to The Esplanade, Parliament Square Park and Mill Street.

Context & Considerations

Find out about what informed these changes to this corridor.

News & Updates

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