Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan
Phase 1 Near-Term Plan
Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.
The City of Toronto is inviting residents to learn more about the Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan (LNTP) which is being developed to address transportation conditions in the neighbourhood.
Attend by computer, tablet or smartphone:
Attend by phone (audio only):
Access Code: 2455 664 4445
Attendee ID: 38427469
Proposed Near-Term Plan(2023–2025)
The City has identified possibilities to improve safety for all road users, especially vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, people who bike, children and seniors.
Your feedback is needed on the proposed changes which include:
- traffic calming measures (e.g. speed humps)traffic controls (e.g. traffic signal)
- bylaw changes (e.g. parking regulations)
- upgraded pavement markings (e.g. stop bars at intersections)
The City reviewed traffic studies and travel data to identify, recommend and prioritize changes to traffic operations and road design that can be made in the next year or two, including:
- measurements of vehicle volumes, speeds and turning movement counts
- collision data collected by Toronto Police Services
- recent reports about traffic operations and road safety
- site visits and observations
- past and ongoing plans and studies
- resident input through public consultation
Changes proposed through the LNTP will be in addition to planned Vision Zero intersection alignments and safety improvements.
Future Long-Term Plan
(After completion of Line 5 Eglinton & Bikeway)
Travel behaviour changes associated with the new transit and transportation infrastructure must be studied before major network changes are considered.
The development of the long-term plan will begin after the completion of Line 5 Eglinton and planned bikeway on Eglinton Avenue, from Bayview Avenue to the Don Valley. The long-term plan may consider road redesign elements like traffic diversions, separated bikeways, road narrowing and other interventions that are typically delivered as part of road reconstruction.
View project information on the City web page.
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The virtual public meeting will include a presentation followed by a Question and Answer Period.
Join online or by phone.
Complete an online survey or request a printed copy. Submit comments by email, mail or phone.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
What is a Neighbourhood Transportation Plan?
In 2019, North York Community Council directed City staff to work with the community to develop a comprehensive plan to address community concerns about mobility in Leaside. City staff have used a holistic approach to assess and manage traffic issues within the neighbourhood. The LNTP considers all modes of transportation, with an emphasis on improving conditions for vulnerable road users.
In 2023, the City launched Neighbourhood Streets Plans, to make it fair and transparent for neighbourhoods to access City-led community-guided plans for traffic, road safety, and active transportation. The LNTP is a considered an early entrant and model for this new program.
Learn more at toronto.ca/neighbourhoodstreetsplans.
The LNTP consists of two phases: a near-term plan and long-term plan. The participation of local residents and stakeholders is essential in both phases to help identify opportunities for improvements and concerns in the neighbourhood.
Upcoming Vision Zero Intersection Safety Improvements
In addition to the LNTP, the City is also making changes to the design of three intersections within the study area in support of the Council-approved Vision Zero Road Safety Plan:
- Bessborough Drive and Eglinton Avenue East
- Bessborough Drive and Craig Crescent/Divadale Drive
- Rumsey Road and McRae Drive/Sharron Drive
The planned changes will address safety concerns by reducing crossing distances and slowing vehicle speeds. The work will involve removing and reconstructing curbs and sections of sidewalk, as well as replacing asphalt. The work is planned for construction in summer/fall 2023, pending contractor availability. Information on what to expect during construction will be mailed to residents in advance.
For more information about the upcoming Vision Zero improvements, visit toronto.ca/LeasideNTP. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Danielle Davis, Senior Project Manager, at ac.ot1708773159norot1708773159@siva1708773159D.ell1708773159einaD1708773159 or 416-392-1282.
Following consideration of public feedback, staff will submit a report to North York Community Council in fall 2023 with recommendations for near-term improvements. Subject to Community Council approval, implementation of near-term changes will happen in phases.
Carol Tsang, Senior Public Consultation Coordinator
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John St.
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6