"Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto and the Toronto
Transit Commission are developing a plan to revitalize the Lower Don
Lands and create a vibrant, mixed use, sustainable community that
embraces and respects a newly naturalized and flood-protected mouth of
the Don River.
For those living in Ward 21
or those interested in plans for improving the cycling environment in
this ward, you are invited to attend the first ward chapter meeting of
the Toronto Cyclists Union, co-hosted by the local City Councillor Joe Mihevc.
As reported recently in TCAT News,
the TTC and the City are well underway with the EA for the Sheppard
East LRT route - part of the Transit City network - and current designs
do include a bike lane. It's important that those supportive of bike-
and pedestrian-friendly streets express these priorities to project
There are two upcoming open houses to present preliminary plans and design options for this project.
The Don Mills LRT EA is also underway, and three open houses are scheduled.
From the City's web site:
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
are carrying out an Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify a
light rail transit route in the Don Mills Road corridor extending from
Steeles Avenue to the Bloor-Danforth subway, with options for providing
continuous service to downtown. The Don Mills EA study is part of the
Toronto’s Transit City plan.
The City is looking at ways to improve the Kipling and Islington
interchanges with the Gardiner Expressway. It is important that the
study focus not only on vehicular movement, and that is why a cyclist
and pedestrian presence throughout the EA will be very important.
As the City gets the project EAs underway, they are hosting an open house on June 11. The dates are:
The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN) is working for safer
cycling, pedestrian and transit infrastructure at The South Kingsway
and Queensway Interchange (SKQI), a car-oriented area located in the
southwest corner of Ward 13.
For those unable to attend the TTC's public open houses in April, the
information presented on the Sheppard East LRT Environmental Assessment
is now available on the City's public consultation web site.
Mississauga is taking the first step in building a bikeable city,
developing a cycling master plan. To provide an opportunity to hear
what residents (and neighbours in other municipalities) want, the City
his holding a series of four public engagement sessions. Many
Torontonians work in Mississauga or travel through there for other
purposes, so policies and plans for our neighbour to the West are still
relevant to those living in the 416. The first session was this past
Saturday, and the remaining three are: