The entire length of Bloor Street, Danforth Avenue and Kingston Road is identified as a Major City-wide Cycling Route in the City of Toronto’s Cycling Network Plan. This route represents a future significant bikeway corridor that is planned to have safe and protected bikeways connecting the city from west to east.

This east-west corridor is anticipated to provide great value to the city’s cycling network, as it connects to thousands of residents and visitors to places serving daily needs, key Toronto destinations and offers key access to transit stations.

Since 2016, protected bikeways have been installed in phases along Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue. Read more about completed and planned phases of bikeway installation along Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue in each tab below.

Two people cycle in a raised cycle track that is separate from motor vehicle traffic.

In 2020, the City completed a major reconfiguration of the Six Points interchange that began in March 2017. The project included extensive realignment of the intersection, new traffic signals, wide sidewalks and new cycle tracks on Bloor Street West from Beamish Drive to Resurrection Road.

Visit Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration for more information.

In 2024, the City of Toronto is planning to extend the existing cycle tracks on Bloor Street west from Royal York Road to Resurrection Road. This installation will connect to the cycle tracks on Bloor Street West that extend to Jopling Avenue in the Six Points interchange.

View the 2022-2024 near-term implementation map for more information.

In 2023, the City of Toronto is planning to extend the existing cycle tracks on Bloor Street west from Runnymede Road to Royal York Road. This installation will connect to the cycle tracks on Bloor Street West that extend to Jopling Avenue in the Six Points interchange.

View the 2022-2024 near-term implementation map for more information.

Two people cycle in a cycle track beside motor vehicle trafficIn 2020 and 2021, the City extended cycle tracks on Bloor Street west from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road to improve safety for people cycling, and provide connections to existing and proposed north/south cycling routes on Shaw Street, Runnymede Road and the West Toronto Railpath.

Visit the Bloor West Bikeway Extension project page for more information.

A person cycles in a cycle track with bollards in the buffersIn 2016, the City implemented the first pilot project to install and evaluate cycle tracks on Bloor Street West between Shaw Street and Avenue Road. In 2017, City Council made the pilot project permanent, based on an extension before and after evaluation.

Visit the Bloor Street Bike Lanes pilot page for more information.

A rendering shows a person cycling in a raised cycle track, between motor vehicle traffic lanes and a wide sidewalkStarting in 2023, the City of Toronto will reconstruct Bloor Street West between Avenue Road and Spadina Avenue. As part of this work, the City will make a number of improvements to enhance accessibility and safety for all road users, including adding permanent raised cycle tracks and a protected intersection at Bloor Street West and St. George Street.

Visit the Bloor Street Reconstruction – Avenue Road to Spadina Avenue project page for more information.

People on bikes approach an intersection in a cycle track that is protected from motor vehicle traffic with curbs and bollardsIn 2020, the City installed temporary cycle tracks on Bloor Street between Sherbourne Street and Avenue Road to fill a key gap in the Bloor-Danforth Major City Wide Cycling Route.

In 2021, Bloor Street between Church Street and Avenue Road was further upgraded with new concrete curbs, planters and pick up-drop off areas.

In August 2021, the City upgraded the existing Bloor Street bike lanes between Sherbourne Street and Castle Frank Road to improve safety, increase cycling comfort, and normalize motor vehicle movement through construction areas.

Visit the ActiveTO – Expanding the Cycling Network page for more information.

A cycle track is shown with planter boxes and decorative markings on the pavement“Destination Danforth” Complete Street pilot from Broadview Avenue to Dawes Road was approved by Council on May 28, 2020 as part of the ActiveTO programs to support the City of Toronto’s restart and recovery response to COVID-19. In addition to providing more space for pedestrians, support for local businesses by improving access options and creating an environment to support expanded patios, cycle tracks were also installed throughout this portion of Danforth Avenue.

The pilot project was installed during the summer of 2020, and was monitored, evaluated and adjusted the pilot from 2020 to 2021.

In December 2021, Council voted to make the cycle tracks permanent, and to extend the complete street design, including the cycle tracks, east to Victoria Park Avenue. This work was completed in Summer 2022.

Visit the Danforth Avenue Complete Street and Planning Study project page for more information.