Roads and Trails

North York Centre South Service Road: Doris Ave. Bonnington Pl. & Tradewind Ave.

Minor Demolition - December 2016:
The City of Toronto will be demolishing garage structures on City owned properties on the west side of Bonnington Place.  Actions will also be taken to stop the illegal parking of vehicles on these properties. These properties were purchased by the City of Toronto for the potential use in the North York Centre South Service Road project. The new service road project is pending approval by Council. 

map of study area as described in text on this pageThe need for completion of the North York Centre Service Road south of Sheppard Avenue was first established in 1996. After several revised plans the City is now proposing the following:

A single intersection linking Doris Avenue to Tradewind Avenue.

The road would bisect the green space north of Sheppard Avenue.

Bonnington Place would be converted to a cul-de-sac north of Lyndale Drive.

(This design is "Option B" in the study)

 

This project would provide multiple benefits:

  • Facilitate traffic flow and circulation
  • Protect residential areas from traffic infiltration
  • Improve cyclist and pedestrian mobility and safety
  • Support current and future residential and commercial growth

  

Learn More

View the slides below for a summary of the background, options considered, recommend Option B, evaluation and next steps. These were presented at the public drop-in event on June 11, 2015

 

Download detailed technical drawings of the options:

  

For assistance in understanding these materials, please contact Jason Diceman 416-338-2830.

 

The new service road project is pending approval by Council.

 
  

The official title of this study is the North York Centre South Service Road Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Addendum.

North York Centre South map with Service Road under review

North York Centre South map with Service Road under review

 

 1998 Service Road Plan - Currently Under Review

 1998 Service Road Plan - Currently Under Review

What is the Purpose of this Service Road?

Both Beecroft Road on the west and Doris Avenue on the east function as service roads, providing access to many of the residential, business and institutional buildings in North York Centre, and forming an important part of the local network.

This project is an important next step in achieving the goals of the Official Plan, and is part of the North York Centre Secondary Plan.

Completing the Service Road, by linking Doris Avenue with Tradewind Avenue, would improve mobility and access, relieve congestion on alternate routes, improve cyclist and pedestrian mobility and safety, and support current and future residential and commercial growth.

The Service Road is intended to form a boundary for the high-rise development along Yonge Street and is designed to protect existing residential neighbourhoods from traffic related to North York Centre. The current configuration of Doris Avenue, Bonnington Place, Tradewind Avenue, and Sheppard Avenue does not achieve these goals.

 

What is Being Considered?

We have investigated various alternatives to see which ideas are feasible and what would be the negative and positive impacts of each. All users – autos, trucks, bikes, and pedestrians – are included. In analyzing the options, we are considering issues such as traffic operations, safety, property impact, parkland and open space, utility impact, road geometry, neighbourhood impacts, and capital cost.

 

What is the Timeline?

We are aiming to complete this planning study and present to Council fall 2015, after which an implementation budget and timeline would be approved within the City's 10-year capital plan. Depending on the approved solution, stages of property acquisition and utility relocation could take several years before construction could start.

 

More Frequently Asked Questions (from 2013) (PDF)

 

 

Materials from the March 2014 Public Drop-in Event 

For assistance in understanding these materials, please contact Jason Diceman 416-338-2830.
 

1996-98 Downtown Plan South of Sheppard Avenue

Each report is very large PDF files of scanned documents (e.g. over 10 MB).

2015 Public Consultation

On June 11, 2015 the City hosted a Public Drop-in Event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Ave.). 57 participants attended. We also received 72 completed comment forms online. A report on the consultation results will be published as part of the final report.


2014 Public Consultation

Over 75 people who participated in our March 2014 public consultation event and to those who wrote in with comments following the event.  Read the 2014 public consultation event feedback summary

 


Public consultation is an important part of this study. You are invited to learn more and to share your insights and opinions at any time.  

You can send your questions, comments and request to be added to the project mailing list to:

 

Jason Diceman, Senior Public Consultation Coordinator
Tel: 416-338-2830

jdiceman@toronto.ca

 

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