The City of Toronto has coordinated several infrastructure upgrades on streets in the area north of Lakeshore Boulevard West, between Islington Avenue and Royal York Road. These include road reconstruction, road resurfacing, watermain replacement, missing sidewalk installation and road safety improvements. Some of the planned work is underway, and Construction Notices with details about construction have been mailed to area residents and businesses.
A Virtual Public Information Event will take place on September 23, 2021, to share information about the planned sidewalk and provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions. View full event details by clicking on the Public Information Event tab.
This item was considered by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on December 2, 2021 and was adopted without amendment.
The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:
The item was considered by City Council on December 15, 2021 and was adopted with amendments.
Motions (City Council)
1a – Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)
That City Council delete Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation:
and adopt instead the following:
1b – Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Redundant)
If motion A fails, that:
This Public Information Event will be conducted online and by telephone. This is based on the expert advice of City’s Medical Officer of Health to practice physical distancing, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect Toronto residents and staff. At the virtual public information event, City staff will present the project and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
Event Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Presentation and Question & Answer Period: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There are two ways to participate:
If you have not previously attended a City of Toronto virtual (Webex) event, please review information about participating in virtual engagement events.
Sidewalks are a critical piece of transportation infrastructure that improve accessibility and safety for all road users, particularly the most vulnerable.
The work being carried out in the area north of Lake Shore Boulevard West and between Islington Avenue and Royal York Road includes road reconstruction, road resurfacing, storm sewer replacement, water service replacement and missing sidewalk installation.
Also included is the installation of a new sidewalk and accessibility upgrades on the west side of Dwight Avenue between Birmingham Street/Murrie Street and Maple Boulevard. This work has not yet begun. This portion of missing sidewalk is the remaining link in the sidewalk network on Dwight Avenue and is adjacent to a school.
Dwight Avenue is classified as a Collector road, which is a road that typically moves a moderate amount of motor vehicle traffic and connects local roads to larger arterial roads. The City Council-adopted Missing Sidewalk policy requires sidewalks on both sides of Collector roads.
Installation of the new sidewalk will involve the removal of trees. While the City makes every effort to minimize the impact of construction on trees, injury and removal of trees is required for some infrastructure projects. After the completion of work, the City plants replacement trees in the boulevard, where space permits, or in other locations throughout the city.