The first meeting was held November 6th and included a brief presentation about the study followed by interactive group discussion. Feedback from the first community will help shape the scope of the study. You can download that presentation by clicking here.
The City has created a website to help residents learn about and participate in the Danforth Avenue Complete Street and Planning Study - http://www.toronto.ca/danforthstudy.
The full study area will span a six-kilometre stretch of Danforth Avenue, between Broadview and Victoria Park Avenues. Within that stretch, three types of studies will be undertaken including:
- Complete street study (Broadview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) to examine the roadway width and review options for a complete street design and the potential for on-street protected bike lanes to improve road safety.
- Economic and retail study (Broadview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) to provide an understanding of the area's economic environment and issues faced by retailers along Danforth Avenue to support and promote economic vitality.
- Planning study (Broadview Avenue to Coxwell Avenue) to identify future city-building opportunities, guide new development, and enhance the public realm and quality of place.
"This is the start of a big community conversation about one of Toronto’s most beloved streets – the Danforth. On Thursday, our community will begin the discussion on how to make the Danforth a much safer street and a more beautiful street, with well planned development and vibrant retail."
- Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth)