Transportation

Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan moves ahead

Traffic diversion example

We are pleased to report that the Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan is moving ahead, bringing us one step closer to making our neighbourhood safe for everyone. Following an initial community consultation in February, the City has launched an on-line mapping tool for residents to register problem areas and offer suggested improvements. The on-line mapping tool will be open for your input until September 2nd, 2022 so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. You can also sign-up for email updates about this project.

Yonge4All – what’s it all about?

Yonge4All

Anyone who has gone for a stroll down Yonge Street between Davisville and Bloor recently has seen how the Midtown Yonge Complete Street Pilot has transformed Yonge Street, with people out walking and biking, dining in streetside cafes, pop-up events orchestrated by the local Business Improvement Areas, and improved safety for everyone. The Leaside Residents Association has supported this project since its inception in 2021 because it strives to balance the needs of all road users and protect the most vulnerable, while supporting Toronto’s climate goals by encouraging low carbon modes of travel such as walking, biking, and taking transit.

eglinton TOday Complete Street

Complete street

Following on the successes of quick-build complete streets such as Danforth Avenue and Midtown Yonge, City Council recently approved the eglinton TOday Complete Street project. You may recall that the Eglinton Crosstown LRT was to be accompanied by Eglinton Connects Streetscape – a complete street installation with space for walking and cycling, street beautification and designated areas for parking, deliveries and accessible loading. As the Eglinton Crosstown LRT nears completion, the City has initiated the eglinton TOday project to bring the complete street benefits to the corridor sooner using a quick-build approach, with the permanent installation to be scheduled coincident with future road work projects.

Petition re: Eglinton Tree Restoration

Eglinton E. Tree cutting - new

The LRA supports the recently created petition to Restore the Leaside Ravine Destroyed by Metrolinx Crosslinx initiated by local residents on Thursfield Crescent to appropriately restore the trees that were clear-cut…

Infrastructure changes?

Cycling

The LRA wrote to the Mayor and City Councillors on Sunday, April 26, expressing support for making more space available for pedestrian and cycling use. The LRA cited Eglinton Avenue between…

Ontario Line open houses

Ontario Line Map

Edited: February 16, 2020. The open houses have been completed. However, the consultation process continues! All Leaside residents are urged to get engaged. The Ontario Line is the proposed rapid…

Vision Zero 2.0

Vision Zero

The LPOA recently sent the following letter to the City of Toronto’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee regarding Vision Zero 2.0: Text of letter reads: 25 June 2019 Re.: Agenda item…