As you may know, the City of Toronto is studying the possibility of constructing a new east-west street along the south end of the Liberty Village neighbourhood between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue.
This new street would provide the opportunity to improve circulation for all modes of travel and support community development – it is much needed. Things have been quiet for a while but the The City of Toronto has recently provided an update on the Liberty New Street Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study.
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The study began in 2011 and has included multiple stages of public and stakeholder consultation. The City aims to complete this study by the end of 2015. If endorsed by Council, potential implementation could follow a phased approach. Currently there is no schedule for construction.
Further background information and materials from the completed public consultation process are available on the project web page: toronto.ca/involved/projects/libertynewst
Preferred Street Design
Similar to what has been presented to the public during the EA study, the recommend design is for a new two-lane local road with adjacent multi-use path. The design would include the following:
- Two-way connections at all intersecting north-south streets, except for Strachan Avenue, which would be restricted to southbound only travel (right-in, right-out)
- Two traffic lanes (one in each direction)
- No on street parking
- A sidewalk on the north side of the road
- A two-way multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians on the south side of the road
- Landscaping and civic improvements, including south-facing lookouts, where possible
For further details, please visit the project web page: toronto.ca/involved/projects/libertynewst