Last updated: August 17, 2020 at 5:20 p.m.

CurbTO registration is now closed.

To help businesses, services, and community agencies that are open support physical distancing outside and inside their buildings while also accommodating increased demand for delivery and pickup services, the City is offering two programs: Temporary Parking Pick-up Zones and Curb Lane Pedestrian Zones.

Each location will have unique conditions that will be assessed carefully by the City to develop the most appropriate solution. In some cases, City staff may be able to suggest alternate line-up configurations to alleviate crowding concerns. In other cases, a temporary curb lane closure may be the most effective tool.

All open businesses should read the tips for businesses offering curbside pickup and follow advice from public health experts by planning to manage physical distancing for customers and employees, both inside and outside their stores; support proper hand hygiene; keep surfaces and objects clean; and find ways to limit contact between people.

Map of CurbTO Installations

Please note: This map shows installations that have been installed; for information about planned installations please email curbTO@toronto.ca

Weekly CurbTO Installations
Week Curb Lane Pedestrian Zones Temporary Parking Pick-Up Zones Sidewalk Widening Total
April 27 – May 1 11 10 0 21
May 4-8 18 7 3 28
May 11-15 20 13 0 33
May 18-22 5 7 0 12
May 25-29 19 10 0 29
June 1-5 10 14 2 26
June 8-12 5 14 9 28
June 15-19 6 17 0 23
June 22-26 0 0 0 0
June 29-July 3 0 0 0 0
July 6-10 1 0 0 0
Total 95 92 14 201

Accomplishments

Total Installations

Total approved and installed CurbTO interventions to date: 201

Site Requests

Zone requests are submitted by Councillors, BIAs, Community Agencies and Individual businesses: 444

Asphalt Ramps Installed

Asphalt ramps are provided wherever possible when there is a level difference between the sidewalk, or pedestrian pathway, and the road surface: 153

Equipment Used

Equipment used includes: barrels, lane closure arrow signs, lane ends signs, road closed signs, and water fillable jersey barriers: 2080+

Wards Covered

Wards/locations chosen include consultation with local Councillors: 12 Wards (3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19)

Businesses/community agencies that require customers to line up along the sidewalk in order to achieve physical distancing within their stores may be eligible to receive a Curb Lane Pedestrian Zone that provides customers and other pedestrians with enough space to line-up and pass by safely.

This program is offered city-wide and includes limited signage installations, provided by the City, where required.

Illustration showing pedestrians lined up on the sidewalk maintaining 6 feet of distance while they wait to enter a grocery store and along the curb lane a dedicated zone put in place where pedestrians can avoid the sidewalk line ups by using the roadway as an extended walkway. The curb lane is surrounded by barriers to protect pedestrians from live traffic.

Illustration showing pedestrians lined up on the curb lane while maintaining 6 feet of distance while they wait to enter a grocery store. The curb lane is surrounded by barriers to protect the pedestrians lined up from live traffic.

Businesses offering pick-up, take-out or delivery services may qualify for a temporary (10-minute) priority Parking Pick-Up Zone.

This program is being offered city-wide and includes limited signage installations, provided by the City, where required.

Illustration of a dedicated zone along the curb lane for drivers to park temporarily for 10 minutes in front of a storefront. The illustration shows a driver parked in the curb lane while he picks up a delivery from a nearby restaurant.

On some streets, sidewalk widening (closure of the curb lane) will be implemented to make sure people have space to get around while respecting physical distancing.

Illustration showing pedestrians walking on the sidewalk and curb lane and using the roadway as an extended sidewalk. The curb lane is surrounded by barriers to protect pedestrians from live traffic.