The proposal for Dowling Avenue and Beaty Avenue was identified as part of the City’s Cycling Network Plan.  This Plan presents a vision for how we may connect, grow and renew Toronto’s cycling routes.  The objective of this route is to provide residents with easier and safer access to the waterfront by bicycle.

On May 14 and 15, 2016, crews demolished the Dowling Avenue Bridge over the Gardiner Expressway and a temporary crossing for bicycles and pedestrians has been installed.  The City is presently in conversation with Metrolinx, regarding a study for the design and construction of a permanent structure.

When developing the Cycling Network Plan, public consultation feedback identified the need to make east-west connections, between Parkdale and Toronto’s core.  Improving accessibility to the Waterfront is an important step towards improving cycling safety, as Waterfront Trail access will provide an alternative to travelling on arterial roadways with streetcar tracks.

Public Open House #2

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Parkdale Public Library – Auditorium
1303 Queen St. W. (at Cowan)

Public Open House #1

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Parkdale Public Library – Auditorium
1303 Queen St. W. (at Cowan)