Liberty New Street: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
Notice of Public Open House #2
We invite you to drop in, view materials and speak with the project team at this Public Open House:
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Liberty Market Building, Tenant’s Lounge, 2nd Fl.
171 East Liberty Street (map)
The City of Toronto is studying the possibility of constructing a new east-west street along the south end of the Liberty neighbourhood between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue. The new street would provide the opportunity to improve circulation for all modes of travel and support community development.
Proposal Options To Be Presented
This open house will present detailed alternative proposals for the design of a new street, along with options for improving Liberty / East Liberty Street. The study is being carried out as a Schedule C Municipal Class
Environmental Assessment (Class EA).
We Would Like To Hear From You
Public consultation is an important part of this study. You are invited to learn more and to share your insights and opinions at any time.
For more information, please contact:
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Fl., 55 John St.
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Download the public notice flyer here.
Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
New Street Preferred Design
The December 1, 2011 drop-in event will display the Preliminary Technically Preferred Alternative design for a new street between Dufferin St. and Strachan Ave.
The proposed design includes:
- One narrow driving lane in each direction
- An extra wide sidewalk on the north side
- A multi-use trail (e.g. cyclists and pedestrians) on the south side
- No on-street parking
- Street trees on the north side, and on the south side where possible
- A retaining wall and fence next to the railway corridor, in order to maximize usable space
- Additional landscaped green space, boardwalks, seating and sculptures are recommended, where space allows
Other design options that were also evaluated to be reasonable solutions, although less preferred, included wider driving lanes to be shared with cyclists, with or without on-street parking, and no multi-use trail.
Maximum Connections, But Maybe No Intersection with Strachan Ave.
The new local road would connect to Dufferin St. and all north-south streets it passes. Connecting to Strachan Ave. is recommended, but existing Metrolinx/GO Transit critical infrastructure and a Telus tower block the proposed road alignment east of Pirandello St. Further study will be undertaken to determine if any of the obstacles can be moved
Possible Upgrades to Liberty St.
The study also recommends improving Liberty Street operations by connecting the missing sidewalks on the west end of Liberty Street, subject to lost parking spaces being replaced. This could be completed along with or independent of the new street construction.