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The City of Toronto is inviting residents to learn more and provide feedback about West Parkdale Cycling Connections. The project proposes to connect a gap in the cycling network from The Queensway to Brock Avenue and improve cycling access to destinations like High Park, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, retail, transit, and schools.

Public feedback, along with technical considerations and City policies and guidelines will be considered in decisions to be made by staff and City Council.

This project proposes a bikeway route from The Queensway to Brock Avenue along Glendale Avenue, Merrick Street, Claude Avenue, Parkdale Road, Sunnyside Avenue, Galley Avenue, Macdonell Avenue, and Seaforth Avenue. Associated changes are proposed on Sunnyside Avenue, Macdonell Avenue, Pearson Avenue, and Maple Grove Avenue. The project goals are to improve safety and conditions for all road users, minimize impact to on-street parking, and reduce local traffic infiltration.

Map showing proposed changes for West Parkdale Cycling Connections

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In this area, changes are proposed to slow vehicle speeds and reduce non-local traffic infiltration while maintaining emergency entrance access and clockwise circulation around St. Joseph’s Health Centre and preserving parking adjacent to the hospital.

Map showing proposed changes for West Parkdale Cycling Connections

Proposed changes on Claude Avenue:

  • Merrick Street to The Queensway:
    • Add shared lane markings southbound.
    • No changes to parking.

Proposed changes on Merrick Street:

  • Claude Avenue to Glendale Avenue:
    • Add shared lane markings westbound.
    • No changes to parking.

Proposed changes on Glendale Avenue:

  • The Queensway to Parkdale Road:
    • Add northbound bike lane, except between St. Joseph’s Health Centre Emergency Entrance and 20 metres north of Merrick Street to preserve existing parking adjacent to hospital; in that section, add northbound shared lane markings.
    • Add new speed humps to slow speeds.
  • Merrick Street to Parkdale Road:
    • Convert to one-way northbound.
    • Add southbound buffered contraflow bike lane to allow people cycling to travel in both directions.
    • Remove two parking spaces.

Proposed changes on Parkdale Road:

  • Glendale Avenue to Sunnyside Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way eastbound.
    • Add westbound contraflow bike lane to allow people cycling to travel in both directions.
    • Add eastbound bike lane, except at location of existing parking adjacent to hospital; in that section, add eastbound shared lane markings.
    • Add new speed humps to slow speeds.
    • No changes to parking.

Proposed changes on Sunnyside Avenue:

  • Galley Avenue to Pearson Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way southbound.
    • Add northbound contraflow bike lane to allow people cycling to travel in both directions.
    • Add new speed humps to slow speeds.
  • Galley Avenue to Parkdale Road:
    • Add southbound bike lane.
    • Remove seven parking spaces.
  • Parkdale Road to Pearson Avenue:
    • Relocate parking to west side of street.
    • Remove three parking spaces.
    • Add new stop signs and pedestrian crossing markings at the Pearson Avenue intersection.

Proposed changes on Pearson Avenue:

  • Sunnyside Avenue to Roncesvalles Avenue
    • Remove two parking spaces at corner of Sunnyside Avenue to improve sight lines.

In this area, changes are proposed to slow vehicle speeds and reduce vehicle volumes.

Map showing proposed changes for West Parkdale Cycling Connections

Proposed changes on Galley Avenue:

  • Convert the Roncesvalles Avenue intersection from a pedestrian crossover to a traffic signal.
  • Add new stop signs for all directions at the Sorauren Avenue intersection.
  • Sunnyside Avenue to Macdonell Avenue:
    • Vehicle flow remains one-way westbound.
    • Add westbound shared lane markings and eastbound contraflow bike lane to allow people cycling to travel in both directions.
    • Relocate on-street parking and loading to north side.
    • Add new speed humps to slow speeds.
  • Sunnyside Avenue to Roncesvalles Avenue:
    • Remove five parking spaces.
  • Roncesvalles Avenue to Sorauren Avenue:
    • Remove one parking space.
  • Sorauren Avenue to Macdonell Avenue:
    • Add five parking spaces.

Proposed changes on Macdonell Avenue:

  • Galley Avenue to Seaforth Avenue:
    • Permit two-way cycling with added signage and pavement markings.
  • Rideau Avenue to Fern Avenue:
    • Remove three parking spaces.
  • Fern Avenue to Garden Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way northbound to reduce vehicle volumes on Macdonell Avenue and Galley Avenue.
    • Relocate parking to east side.
    • Add two parking spaces.
  • Add new stop signs at the Fern Avenue intersection.

Proposed changes on Pearson Avenue:

  • Fuller Avenue to Macdonell Avenue:
    • Add new stop signs at the Fuller Avenue intersection.
    • Convert to one-way westbound.
    • Maintain parking on south side but change parking direction to westbound.

In this area, changes are proposed to slow vehicle speeds and reduce vehicle volumes.

Map showing proposed changes for West Parkdale Cycling Connections

Proposed changes on Seaforth Avenue:

  • Macdonell Avenue to Lansdowne Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way eastbound.
    • Add westbound contraflow bike lane to allow people cycling to travel in both directions.
  • Lansdowne Avenue to Brock Avenue:
    • Permit two-way cycling with added signage and pavement markings.
    • Add new speed humps to slow speeds.
  • Lansdowne Avenue to West Lodge Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way westbound.
    • Relocate parking to north side.
    • Add new school bus loading zone and pick-up/drop-off zone in front of Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School during the day.
    • Remove three parking spaces.
  • West Lodge Avenue to O’Hara Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way westbound.
    • Relocate parking to north side.
    • Remove five parking spaces.
  • O’Hara Avenue to Brock Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way eastbound.
    • Maintain parking on south side.
    • Remove two parking spaces.

Proposed changes on O’Hara Avenue:

  • 68 O’Hara Avenue to Seaforth Avenue:
    • Make parking permanent on west side.
    • Add one parking space.
  • Seaforth Avenue to Maple Grove Avenue:
    • Make parking permanent on west side.
    • Remove three parking spaces.

Proposed changes on Maple Grove Avenue:

  • O’Hara Avenue to Brock Avenue:
    • Convert to one-way westbound:
    • Parking maintained on north side but direction changed to westbound.
    • No change to number of parking spaces.

Improvements are proposed at intersections in the project area where community feedback indicates safety concerns including high-speed vehicle turns, poor sight lines, lack of pedestrian amenities and recent collisions. In some cases, these improvements are proposed to be installed in two phases.

Parkdale Road and Glendale Avenue:

  • Phase 1 (2024): new pedestrian crossing markings, buffered bike lanes, and conversion of Parkdale Road and Glendale Avenue to one-way streets to reduce vehicle volumes and improve safety for all road users.
  • Phase 2 (2025): modified corner radii, shortened route for northbound to eastbound bicycles and better sight lines. Opportunities for raised pedestrian crossings and enhanced greening are also being explored.
Artist rendering of Glendale Avenue, showing southbound cycle tracks and northbound bike lane
Artist rendering of Phase 1 changes on Glendale Avenue facing north toward Parkdale Road

Roncesvalles Avenue and Galley Avenue:

  • New traffic signal to replace the existing pedestrian crossover, to make it safer for pedestrians and people cycling to cross in both directions.
Artist rendering of Roncesvalles Avenue and Galley Avenue with proposed traffic signals
Artist rendering of proposed traffic signal at Roncesvalles Avenue and Galley Avenue

 

Seaforth Avenue and O’Hara Avenue:

  • Phase 1 (2024): new pedestrian crossing markings and painted curb extensions to improve safety for all road users.
  • Phase 2 (2025): wider sidewalks, concrete curb extensions and short sections of cycle tracks to improve safety and accessibility. In-ground planters are also being explored.
Artist rendering of Seaforth Avenue and O'Hara Avenue, showing wider sidewalks and pedestrian crossing markings
Artist rendering of Phase 2 changes at Seaforth Avenue and O’Hara Avenue.

Of the 389 existing on-street parking and loading spaces along the route and streets with associated changes, 93% are retained. A total of 28 parking spaces are proposed to be removed to create space for people cycling and safety upgrades.

Permit Parking Area 2 (bounded by Bloor Street West to the north, the rail corridor and Dufferin Street to the east, the Gardiner Expressway to the south, and Parkside Drive to the west) currently includes 6057 spaces and has 4751 issued permits. With the proposed changes, availability would be reduced from 22% to 21% in Area 2.

The following map shows the proposed changes on each block in the project area. For more detailed information on proposed changes to parking, view the Public Information Panels under the Public Consultation tab.

Map showing proposed parking impacts for West Parkdale Cycling Connections

Public Drop-In Event

A Public Drop-In Event was held on March 5, 2024 that provided opportunity to view the public information panels and speak with members of the project team one-on-one. View the display panels below.

Consultation Materials

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The City of Toronto is proposing to implement a bikeway and traffic changes in West Parkdale help fulfill the City’s commitment to the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan. Vision Zero’s goal is to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by making our roads safer for everyone, especially for seniors, school children, pedestrians, and people cycling. In the past 10 years, there have been 227 reported collisions along the proposed route, in which eight have involved pedestrians, and 12 have involved people cycling. All proposed changes are focused on reducing future collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

This project is also proposed to fulfill the City Council-directed Cycling Network Plan for 2022-2024 and to take advantage of the planned watermain rehabilitation and road resurfacing on Galley Avenue. The Cycling Network Plan is a comprehensive roadmap and work plan that outlines the City’s planned investment in our cycling network. The aim of the Cycling Network Plan is to connect gaps in Toronto’s current cycling network by growing existing and future cycling opportunities with safer and more comfortable cycling route options where quality can be improved.

The proposed designs meet City of Toronto and Province of Ontario laws, standards and guidelines. The proposed changes have been reviewed by City services that use the area roadways, so that Toronto’s Fire Services, Paramedics, Police, Solid Waste pickup, TTC, Wheel-Trans, road maintenance and snow clearing can continue to function well and serve the community.

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