Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Don Valley Corridor Transportation Master Plan - Updates

The Don Valley Corridor Transportation Master Plan and is accompanying Staff Report were adopted at City Council on May 18th, 2005. The Master Plan Summary Report and Staff Report are available on the study website at

City Council, at its meeting of May 16, 17, and 18, 2005, endorsed 9 Key Initiatives, an Environmental Assessment studies, and High Priority Elements of the Master Plan which includes:

  • Complete a feasibility study for commuter parking increases at Old Cummer Station and Oriole Station;
  • Investigate potential commuter parking expansion opportunities near Leslie Station on Sheppard Subway line;
  • Complete a feasibility study for a new GO Rail Station at Eglinton Ave. and Richmond Hill GO line;
  • Complete a feasibility study for bus shoulder-lane operations on the Don Valley Parkway (DVP);
  • Initiate an Individual Environmental Assessment in the Don Mills Road Corridor to determine routing options, transit technology and design concepts and traffic operations strategies;
  • Complete an Environmental Assessment on the DVP between York Mills Rd. & Hwy 401;
  • Work with York Region Rapid Transit and York Region to implement new crossboundary transit services;
  • Complete a feasibility study for carpool lot at Finch Hydro Corridor and Gordon Baker Rd;
  • Work with Police Services to discuss enforcement strategies for existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes;
  • Work with the Smart Commute Association to initiate a Transportation Management Association in the Consumers Road area;
  • In consultation with TTC, complete a Traffic Operations Strategy study to review and identify a work program for traffic control (i.e. transit signal priority, adaptive traffic control) in the area bounded by Bayview Ave, Victoria Park Ave, Steeles Ave and Eglinton Ave;
  • Develop a work program to accelerate integration of services and protocols between the City's RESCU system and MTO Compass system;
  • Prepare a report to Council on expanding on-street peak period parking restrictions on Bayview Ave south of Eglinton Ave and on Eglinton Ave west of Laird.

These High Priority Elements will be completed over the next few years by the agency or agencies that have jurisdiction and/or interest in the study. Should you have any question or concerns, please contact Rod McPhail 416-392-8100, or Joanna Musters, Project Manager 416-392-8572.