Safety & Maintenance
Being safe is everyone's business. Whether you are driving, riding a bike or walking, all road users need to be more aware of each other as we travel city streets.
The City of Toronto's winter maintenance programs keep roads and sidewalks safe and passable for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
With the City growing and more cars on our streets, traffic congestion is a major challenge. We are working to keep traffic moving and to maintain our roads and transportation infrastructure.
Cycling and Walking in the City
Cycling Infrastructure and programs can help improve conditions for cycling, and encourage people to ride more. In the City of Toronto there's a variety of different bikeway types, and cycling programs, to help make your ride better. Bicycle lanes, cycle tracks, multi-use paths, sharrow marked routes and signed shared roadways are all part of the network.
There are many great walking destinations in Toronto. From parks to neighbourhoods to the indoor PATH system and outdoor street events, Toronto offers a diverse array of walking opportunities for everyone.
An Attractive Public Realm
These programs actively bring together residents’ vision, community volunteers, contributions from organizations and businesses and City expertise to enhance and renew public spaces.
The City of Toronto's Graffiti Management Plan seeks to support graffiti art and other street art that adds vibrancy and artistry to our streets while balancing the need to eliminate graffiti vandalism.
StreetARToronto or StART is a new, pro-active program that aims to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its indispensable role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods.
Permits and Applications
Renew your residential parking permit or purchase a temporary street parking permit online and other permit parking related information.
Looking for information for application for street events, street closures, sidewalk sales or banners?
If you are a homeowner or contractor planning a renovation, demolition, construction or landscaping project, you may need to apply for special permits if any part of the work takes place within the public right of way.