Thorncrest Village Neighborhood Improvements
Over the next few years, the City of Toronto will be undertaking neighbourhood improvement projects comprising of Basement Flooding Protection work, the installation of Green Streets Infrastructure, and Road Resurfacing in Thorncrest Village.
In February 2018, the City held a Public Drop-In Event to present the planned projects to the neighbourhood and to receive feedback from residents. In order to address concerns that were raised by community members, the project team has revised the scope of work and construction schedule. Please visit the News and Updates tab for more information.
Fall 2018 Update:
Basement Flooding Protection Work
Thank you to those who took the time to complete the Flooding Questionnaire distributed in June. Based on the information received and staff’s initial reviews, work scheduled for this fall will be postponed. This will allow for a detailed engineering analysis to be undertaken to verify causes of flooding and to determine necessary infrastructure improvements that are required to help prevent future flooding. This analysis is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.
The City will be proceeding with sewer and watermain upgrades along Kipling Avenue, from Thorncrest Road to south of Rathburn Road, and on other local streets south of Rathburn Road this fall. Further information about this work will be provided in a notice before the start date.
Green Streets Infrastructure
The City will start design work for installing Green Streets Infrastructure this fall. City staff will be considering suitable locations in the public right-of-way throughout Thorncrest Village. The installation of the Green Streets Infrastructure will be coordinated with future road resurfacing work in the area. Green Streets is a new approach to increase the functionality of our streets to help manage stormwater (rain and melted snow), improve air quality, increase bio-diversity and enhance and beautify our public realm.
Local Road Resurfacing
The City will resurface local roads in Thorncrest Village starting this October. Our inspection of the roads show that they need repaving to bring them to a state of good repair.
The following roads will be resurfaced this fall (see maps tab):
- Plumbstead Court – Sir Williams Lane to Plumbstead Court Cul-De-Sac
- Pheasant Lane – Rathburn Road to Pheasant Lane
- The Wynd – Rathburn Road to Thorncrest Road
- Northolt Court – Islington Avenue to Northolt Court Cul-De-Sac
- Sir Williams Lane – Twyford Road to Plumbstead Court
- Sir Williams Lane – Thorncrest Road to Thorncrest Road
This work is part of the Council-approved 2018 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs. There are other roads in Thorncrest Village that will be resurfaced in future years. Notification will be provided before the work starts.
Local Road Resurfacing: The City will resurface local roads in Thorncrest Village starting this October. Our inspection of the roads show that they need repaving to bring them to a state of good repair.
On Tuesday, February 27th, a public drop-in event was held. The public was able to learn more about the proposed works and meet with City staff and local Councillor John Campbell.
To request assistance with any difficulties viewing these documents, call Khatija Sahib, 416-392-2962 or email Khatija.Sahib@toronto.ca.
There are multiple ways to stay informed and get involved with the work happening in Thorncrest Village
- Project mailing list: This will provide general updates about the project. Please email Khatija.Sahib@toronto.ca, or call 416-392-2962 to be added to the list.
- Green Street Technical Guidelines
- Green Infrastructure Selection Tool
- Vegetation Selection Tool
- Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
- Basement Flooding Investigation Environmental Assessment Studies
- Completed Basement Flooding Environmental Assessment Studies