Yorkdale Transportation Master Plan
The City of Toronto is starting a Transportation Master Plan study to identify and address the long-term transportation improvements needed to support all road users within, and surrounding, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre site. The study area is bounded by Keele Street, Bathurst Street, Wilson Avenue and Lawrence Avenue West.
The City is also undertaking a Block Master Plan study for Yorkdale Shopping Centre as part of the review of a development application submitted by Oxford Properties, which includes a range of retail, office, hotel and residences proposed for the Yorkdale site over the next 20+ years.
With significant long-term development proposed for this area, the City must ensure that the required infrastructure is in place to support the existing and future needs of this area.
Public participation is an important part of this study. We welcome your feedback via in-person participation at public events, or by phone, mail and email.
Public Drop-In Event
Attend the upcoming drop-in event to learn more about each plan, meet with project staff and provide your feedback.
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: Drop-in anytime between 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Yorkdale Secondary School – Cafeteria, 38 Orfus Rd.
Can’t attend? Come back to this web page on or after November 26 to view the materials presented at the event and provide comments using the online comment form that will be available until Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Transportation Master Plan
A Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is a long-range plan that examines the transportation needs within an area and provides a framework and vision for the implementation of the recommended infrastructure improvements over a period of time.
What will be looked at
The study will look at opportunities to improve access, connections, and safety for all road users, including:
- New local road connections within the Yorkdale Shopping Centre site
- Improved access to/from Highway 401
- Improved connections to neighbourhoods, parks, and the Yorkdale Shopping Centre
- Creating a transit hub at Yorkdale for TTC and GO Transit
- Opportunities to expand the cycling network within the study area
- Intersection improvements
The study will follow Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. The process includes identifying the problems or opportunities, developing and evaluating a range of alternative solutions, and providing opportunities for public input.
Once complete, the study will recommend a set of transportation projects, initiatives and policies to support the anticipated growth and development of the area, improve mobility, flow and address the needs of the community.
Yorkdale Block Master Plan
In 2015, City Council adopted the Dufferin Street Secondary Plan creating a framework to guide future growth in the area between Highway 401 and just south of Lawrence Avenue West. The Plan promotes a mix of residential and commercial land uses, improved connectivity through new public streets and lanes, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and priority transit lanes.
Learn more about the Yorkdale Shopping Centre Block Master Plan.
Will the Transportation Master Plan look at improving transit service?
The Yorkdale Transportation Master Plan will identify infrastructure improvements for better bus access and circulation to Yorkdale Subway Station, the GO Bus terminal, and overall flow along Dufferin Street and Yorkdale Road.
The study will also look to improve connections between the TTC subway station and the GO Bus terminal, and access from the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Will an exit from Highway 401 to Dufferin Street be considered?
The Transportation Master Plan will assess the feasibility of providing a westbound off-ramp from Highway 401 to Dufferin Street.
Can parks and community centre space be added into the development at Yorkdale Shopping Centre?
The Yorkdale Shopping Centre Block Master Plan study will examine the need for public parkland on site, including the size and location.
The study will also build upon the community services and facilities study done as part of the work for the Dufferin Street Secondary Plan. This may identify the need for additional spaces and/or improvements to existing facilities on the site or in the surrounding community.