The City of Toronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) that has recommended the construction of a new east-west road extending between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue in Liberty Village. The new road would be located on the north side of the GO Transit Lake Shore West rail corridor.
Following consultation with the public, adjacent property owners, government agencies and Aboriginal communities, City Council has endorsed the preferred design identified in the EA, which consists of the following:
- a new road with two traffic lanes (one in each direction)
- a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians on the south side of the road
- a sidewalk on the north side of the road
- landscaping and civic improvements, including south-facing lookouts, where possible
- two-way connections at all intersecting north-south streets, except for Strachan Avenue, which would be restricted to right-in right-out movements
Construction of the new road is subject to available funding. Potential implementation of the new road could follow a phased approach.
Currently there is no schedule for construction.
Opportunities for Review
The study was carried out following the requirements for “Schedule C” projects under the Municipal Class EA process. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared and has been placed on the public record for a 30-day review period starting September 29, 2016 and ending on October 28, 2016.
The ESR is available for review online at toronto.ca/involved/projects/libertynewst . For assistance in reviewing this file, please phone Jason Diceman 416-338-2830.
The ESR is available for review in print at Toronto Public Library branches, as follows:
- City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 416-392-8016
- Fort York, 190 Fort York Blvd, 416-393-6240
- Parkdale, 1303 Queen St. W., 416-393-7686
If you have any outstanding concerns with the project, City staff would be pleased to discuss them further. Please contact City staff listed below.
City of Toronto – Public Consultation Unit Metro Hall, 19th Fl., 55 John St., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
If concerns regarding the project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City of Toronto, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses Individual Environmental Assessments.
Written requests must be sent to:
The Honourable Glen Murray
Minister of the Environment & Climate Change
77 Wellesley St. W., Ferguson Block, 11th Fl., Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change Environmental Approvals Branch
135 St. Clair Ave. W., 1st Fl., Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
If no requests are received by October 28, 2016, the City may proceed to construct the new road as outlined in the ESR at such time as available funding has been secured.
Don’t hesitate to contact me or one of my staff should you require further information.
Councillor Gord Perks
Ward 14, Parkdale High-Park
100 Queen Street West, Suite A14
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2