City Planning

Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning delivers a number of services including identifying strategic improvement opportunities, assessing transportation needs that focus on implementing the Official Plan, and developing leading-edge policies on major transportation initiatives in the City and the Greater Toronto Area. We research and analyze transportation and travel trends in the City and surrounding Regions and provide travel demand forecasting services city-wide. We work closely with Transportation Services, the TTC, Metrolinx, and other transportation agencies in the many areas of mutual interest.

What we do

Programs & Strategies

Transportation Planning works on several programs and strategies that are based on a foundation of key transportation building blocks in the City's Official Plan: Streets, Transit, Land Use, Walking & Cycling, Cars & Parking, and Goods Movement.

Projects & Studies

Transportation Planning is involved in many projects and studies across the City, often working in partnership with other City Divisions or external organizations.

Current Projects & Studies

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King Street Pilot

The King Street Pilot Study is exploring bold, transformative ideas for how to redesign King
Street in order to achieve three broad city-building objectives: moving people on transit more
efficiently, improving placemaking and the public realm, and supporting business and
economic prosperity.

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Scarborough Centre on the Move

The City of Toronto is undertaking a Transportation Master Plan study for Scarborough Centre.  The study will support the vision and evolution of Scarborough Centre into a walkable and connected urban centre, with an efficient, safe, and balanced transportation network.

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Relief Line Assessment Study

Planning for a new rapid transit line to connect Line 1 Yonge-University, downtown to Line 2 Bloor-Danforth, east of the Don River is underway.

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Scarborough Transit Planning

The City of Toronto, together with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is planning an extension to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) and Crosstown LRT eastward to University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.



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The Scarborough Rapid Transit Network was developed to support the transit priorities for Scarborough.


Official Plan Transportation Review

The Feeling Congested transportation consultation campaign engages Torontonians on a range of issues related to transportation planning, priorities and funding. This engagement supports and informs the current 5-Year Review of the City's Official Plan transportation policies, the development of a new long-term transportation plan, and the development of a funding and investment strategy.


Eglinton Connects

Eglinton Connects is a comprehensive Planning Study that is being conducted around three themes of Building, Travelling, and Greening Eglinton. The goal is to evolve Eglinton in ways that are appropriate to local contexts, while also leveraging the opportunities that the new Crosstown transit line will bring. 


Waterfront Transit "Reset"

The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission and Waterfront Toronto is undertaking a Waterfront Transit "Reset" study. The study will involve a comprehensive review of existing and planned waterfront transit, and will clearly articulate the opportunities and options that exist to realize an integrated and continuous waterfront transit route and network.


SmartTrack & Eglinton West LRT

SmartTrack is a proposed new transit solution that uses existing track to link Scarborough to Etobicoke via Downtown. SmartTrack includes enhanced service on Kitchener and Stouffville/Lakeshore East GO corridors and the Eglinton West LRT.The Eglinton West Light Rapid Transit line will close a gap in our transit network, providing a continuation of crosstown services, and a connection to Pearson airport area and the west end.

Other Initiatives


Transportation Tomorrow Survey 2016

The Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) is a voluntary travel survey of randomly selected households across Central Ontario. The TTS has been conducted every five years since 1986. This year's survey is taking place from September to December, 2016 and is by invitation only.

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Guidelines for the Design and Management of Bicycles

These Guidelines provide specific information that planners, developers and property managers can use to improve the quality of bicycle parking that is secured through the City's development approval process. The Guidelines will help new developments meet Official Plan policies and environmental targets of the Toronto Green Standard.

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PATH Master Plan Study

City Planning is initiating a Master Plan Study to improve the operation of the PATH system and provide guidance for its future development and growth. The Master Plan will clarify and formalize the City's role and interest in the future development of the PATH system. The Plan will provide a clearer direction and stronger authority to ensure the existing network, future links and design elements.