A person cycles on raised cycle tracks on Cummer AvenueThe City of Toronto implemented safety improvements on Cummer Avenue between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street as part of a scheduled road reconstruction in 2021. These improvements included reducing roadway widths, lowering speed limits, improved pedestrian crossings and adding protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks). As part of the road reconstruction, the City replaced damaged sections of the road, curb, and sidewalk.

The City of Toronto consulted on this project in Winter 2020 and the project was approved at the Infrastructure and Environment Committee and City Council (IE20.13) in spring of 2021.

Please see the Construction Notice for more information.

Public Consultation

Virtual Public Meeting

A Virtual Public Meeting was held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Read the final Public Consultation Report for more details on the event and the public feedback received and considered.

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On Cummer Avenue between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street, speed studies have shown that people are consistently driving above the posted speed limit. Speeding poses a risk to the safety of all road users. From 2015 to 2019, 231 vehicle collisions occurred on Cummer Avenue. Two of those collisions resulted in serious injury and one resulted in a fatality.

The City’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan is focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by making our roads safer for everyone, especially vulnerable road users such as seniors, school children, and people walking and cycling.

Project Goals

  1. Improve safety for people walking, cycling and driving.
  2. Enhance the walking, cycling and transit experience.
  3. Maintain or enhance greening.

Project Design Elements

  • Sidewalks were widened, along with the addition of new street trees, grass plantings, and other green infrastructure features, where possible. Bus stops and waiting areas will be widened and improved.
  • Raised crosswalks are planned for Ruddington Drive, Simeon Court, Snowcrest Avenue West and Mallaby Road due to their proximity to schools. Curb extensions were completed for Pineway Boulevard and Mallaby Road. Both are used to encourage slower speeds and make it safer for people to walk and cycle.
  • Speed limit was lowered to 40 km/h on Cummer Avenue from Bayview Avenue to Leslie Street.
  • The curb lane between Pineway Boulevard and Leslie Street was converted into a boulevard with trees, a protected bike lane and wider sidewalks. One travel lane in each direction has been maintained.
  • Cycling signage and markings will be installed between Bayview Avenue and Pineway Boulevard to direct people cycling to the East Don River and Finch Trail systems.
  • The roadway width is not proposed to be changed between Bayview Avenue and Pineway Boulevard. Off-peak parking would remain as today on the south side from Simeon Court to Pineway Boulevard.
Map showing the route from Bayview ave to leslie st. If you need help reading this map, please contact Alyssa.Cerbu@toronto.ca
Map of Cummer Avenue Reconstruction

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