Steeles Avenue Widening and Morningside Avenue Extension
The City of Toronto is beginning to develop detailed engineering designs for a 1.5 km widening of Steeles Avenue East from Tapscott Road easterly to Ninth Line and the extension of Morningside Avenue to Steeles Avenue. Approval was received in 2013 from the Province of Ontario to move ahead with the project.
The project includes the following improvements:
- Widening Steeles Avenue: 3 lanes in each direction, sidewalk on both sides, bike lane on south side
- Extending Morningside Avenue: 2 lanes in each direction, sidewalk on both side, bike lane on east side
- Installing 3 new bridges over the Neilson tributary, Morningside Creek and Rouge River
The engineering design work is expected to take 2 years to complete and will require detailed investigations of below surface conditions, coordination with utility companies, permits from approval agencies and property acquisition.
Pre-design work is currently underway, with a detailed design expected to be complete in 2018.