St. Clair Avenue West Area - Transportation Master Plan
The City of Toronto is examining potential solutions to improve transportation options in the area around St. Clair Avenue West between Keele Street and Old Weston Road.
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- project background
- consultation process
- alternative solutions
- study area
- frequently asked questions
PROJECT UPDATE - October 2016
The evaluation of alternative solutions is not yet complete, and no solutions have been recommended to move forward at this point.
Completion of the study, including the development and evaluation of potential improvements continues to take more time than anticipated. In addition, recent infrastructure announcements, including Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail (RER) initiative and the potential addition of a SmartTrack rail station north of St. Clair Avenue West on the Kitchener GO Transit rail corridor, have introduced added complexities that must be investigated further before recommendations are made about the St. Clair Avenue West TMP.
The City’s Project Team will be working closely with Metrolinx to coordinate SmartTrack station planning and the Regional Express Rail (RER) initiative with the City’s consideration of potential improvements to the St. Clair Avenue West bridge, new rail crossings and potential road extensions.
For more information about SmartTrack, please visit: www.toronto.ca/smarttrack
For more information about Metrolinx’s RER initiative, please visit: www.metrolinx.com/en/regionalplanning/rer/
The evaluation process for all alternative solutions being considered as part of the St. Clair TMP involves detailed technical study of traffic movement and travel patterns, constructability of solutions, costs, and impacts on the natural, cultural, and socio-economic environment.
As part of the evaluation of alternative solutions, private property impacts will be assessed. Affected property owners will be contacted in advance of any public meetings to review the study findings and potential impacts to private property.
Given the delays to the completion of the study, the next public meeting for the St. Clair TMP is expected to take place in 2017. Area residents will be notified in advance of the meeting and updates about the study progress will continue to be provided as more information becomes available.
The second public meeting will present the results of the evaluation, preferred solutions, designs, property impacts and construction staging. More information will be posted to the project website as soon as it is available.