An artist rendering of a future Eglinton streetscape near the Golden Mile by Warden Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This image was extracted from the video below.
The following silent video presents “Eglinton Connects: Demonstration of how the Golden Mile could transform over time.”
- VIDEO IS SILENT.
- “This video shows a section of the Eglinton streetscape near the Golden Mile by Warden Avenue” in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- “The Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) infrastructure, which will be running at grade along the street at this section, offers the potential for positive incremental change to the street itself, as well as development potential of adjacent lands.”
- The video depicts a demonstration of how this could happen.
- “First, the LRT is built, running down the centre of the street, and replacing the bus lanes that currently exist.
- The LRT could run along a planted green surface, lined with trees.
- New bike lanes approved in 2010 could be improved by being physically separated from moving traffic.
- Over time, the public realm could be transformed through wider sidewalks and space for large trees.
- With an improved public realm and THE new LRT, development may be attracted to the area and start building along the line.
- New development would bring new people and jobs to the area, to help maximize the new LRT infrastructure.”
- “An improved public realm and transit supportive development are goals of the City of Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Planning Study. “
Eglinton Connects’ Executive Summary
Eglinton Avenue will become Toronto’s central east-west avenue – a green, beautiful linear space that supports residential living, employment, retail and public uses in a setting of community vibrancy. Its design will balance all forms of mobility and connect neighbourhoods and natural valley systems to the larger city and the region.”
Eglinton Connects: City of Toronto Planning Study
Executive Summary, March 2014
Eglinton Connects is about planning for the future Eglinton Avenue, and how to best leverage investment in rapid transit for the benefit of communities in Toronto.
- Metrolinx is investing in the design and construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line.
- This investment will result in improvements to public transit service along Eglinton Avenue over the next decade.
This is an update to these previous blogs:
The EGLINTONconnects plan and process.
EGLINTONconnects is the City of Toronto’s comprehensive planning study for developing a vision and planning recommendations for the future of Eglinton from Jane Street to Kennedy Road.
- The Plan included a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to guide reconfiguration of the Eglinton right-of-way where the Crosstown LRT will run underground.
- “Eglinton Avenue can become a green public realm that connects seamlessly into the Humber and Don River valleys, including greater tree canopy, enhanced open spaces and green transit infrastructure.”
The EGLINTONconnects Plan is the result of a two-year process involving more than 60 public and stakeholder consultation events and four surveys.
- Approximately 5,000 people participated in the study.
Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown Planning Study Team addresses some concerns and provides an update in the following letter:
Read more of The Eglinton Connects Planning Study Team Provides Update on Planning the Future of Eglinton Ave.