The City of Toronto is currently exploring options to increase pedestrian space and improve the way people move through and experience Yonge Street.
In May 2016, The City of Toronto launched the Yonge Street Environmental Assessment (EA). It is the first comprehensive EA of its kind and the first phase a multi-year revitalization project will transform and modernize the section of Yonge, between Queen and Carlton Streets. This study was the basis of developing the design options intended to improve streetscaping, increase pedestrian space and improve the way people move through and enjoy Yonge Street. After extensive public consultation and stakeholder engagement, the City of Toronto has developed several design options.
On September 16, The City of Toronto staff will host a final community consultation on design concepts before their final report is submitted at the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on December 1, 2020. We anticipate that this street redesign will recommend a mix of pedestrian priority areas, with some vehicular traffic allowed on certain blocks. This plan will include provisions for cycle tracks, and a plan to maintain the Yonge Street overnight bus.
This is your opportunity to learn more about the project and voice your support. This is our once in a lifetime opportunity to amplify Yonge Street’s prominence as a vibrant, pedestrian-prioritized, globally-significant and flexible destination street.
This is where you come in.