Speak Up for Complete Streets in Toronto

The City of Toronto is currently undergoing its five year review of its Official Plan and has prepared draft amendments that address some of the feedback received through its Feeling Congested consultation process. A special public meeting will be held on August 7, 2014 for the public to address the proposed amendments.

The amendments include new policies to incorporate a Complete Streets approach when streets are constructed, reconstructed or otherwise improved, and for full consideration of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to be integrated into the design of all streets, neighbourhoods, major destinations, transit facilities and mobility hubs throughout the City.

TCAT applauds the inclusion of these new policies as an important step toward Toronto implementing a Complete Streets approach. However we do have some concerns and suggestions for improvement to strengthen and clarify the policies. We have previously communicated these to the City as part of the invited stakeholder consultation process on April 24th, by responding to an on-line survey, and it was one of 12 election priorities identified in Building a Toronto that Moves, released on June 3, 2014 by TCAT, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Cycle Toronto, Walk Toronto and Canada Walks. We will also make a deputation on August 7th and hope to see you there!

You can share your views in writing or by speaking at the special public meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee on August 7th at 10:00 a.m., Committee Room 1, City Hall. To address the Committee, call 416-397-4579 or email pgmc@toronto.ca by no later than 12:00 noon on August 6, 2014.

Posted On: July 17, 2014