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.
Scroll down to read a project update and learn more about the:
- Project Background
- Consultation Process
- Alternative Solutions
- Study Area
- Frequently Asked Questions
PROJECT UPDATE - June 2017
A Project Update was issued via Canada Post delivery to the Study Area on June 29, 2017. Click here to download the complete text.
What's been happening?
Following the December 2015 public event, City Staff and the Project Team have been working on detailed technical evaluations of the solutions including study of:
- traffic movement and travel patterns to identify how each solution will impact travel time and movement
- construction and engineering feasibility to determine how solutions would need to be built
- costs of construction of each solution, and
- potential impacts to the natural, cultural, and socio-economic environment.
Additionally, all solutions are being evaluated in relation to connections and access for the potential new St. Clair SmartTrack station. The evaluation of solutions is not yet complete, and no solutions have been recommended to move forward at this point. As the evaluation continues, the City will keep you informed with project updates, and issue notification in advance of the next public event.
Coordination with SmartTrack Station Planning and Regional Express Rail
Completion of the St. Clair West Transportation Master Plan (TMP), including the evaluation of solutions, is taking more time than anticipated so that the City can coordinate the TMP solutions with the St. Clair SmartTrack station that is planned along the existing Kitchener GO rail corridor at St. Clair Avenue West. The proposed SmartTrack station adds complexities that must be investigated before recommendations are made about the TMP, including coordination of potential station access points, connections to TTC services, accessibility, and design considerations.
The TMP Project Team is working closely with City Planning and Metrolinx to coordinate SmartTrack station planning and the Regional Express Rail (RER) initiative with potential improvements to the St. Clair Avenue West bridge, new rail crossings, and potential road extensions.
Coordinating the planning of these initiatives will benefit residents and businesses.