Have Your Say – Eglinton Avenue

While outside the boundaries of the DPRG, Eglinton Avenue is an important street in midtown Toronto and we wanted to make sure you are aware the City is consulting on its future design:

In 2014 City Council approved the Eglinton Connects Planning Study which articulated the long term vision for Eglinton Avenue following the introduction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Eglinton Connects envisioned a complete street and was based on three integrated themes of Travelling Eglinton, Greening Eglinton and Building Eglinton.  
 
The eglintonTOday Complete Street project is an interim strategy that will achieve elements of the Eglinton Connects Vision. The project aims to make travel on Eglinton Avenue safer, more inviting, and attractive for everyone. 
 
The City is currently in Phase One which involves improvements along Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Mount Pleasant Road. The project will focus on the creation of a complete street by reassigning the existing road space to accommodate general traffic, parking, bikeways, seasonal patio extensions and parkettes, art installations and other streetscape improvements.

To assist with identifying appropriate and effective improvements along Eglinton Avenue, the City has launched a survey. Feedback received from this survey will contribute to the project development as well as enable the City to better plan the next phases of the project. 

Have your say!

To review materials about this project, click HERE.

To participate in the survey, click HERE.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and we want to spread educational resources around this issue.

Below please find a research article comparing the dangers of drunk driving, drowsy driving, and distracted driving. The guide has great information, as many of us aren’t aware of the statistics and dangers behind distracted driving.

Check it out below:

Avenue Road Memorial Walk – November 21 2021

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is held annually on the third Sunday of November.  

In Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets marks the day with a candle-lit walk along a dangerous street that could be made much safer.  

This year Avenue Road has been chosen for the walk, in recognition its dangers and the efforts of the Avenue Road Safety Coalition to make it safe. 
Meet on Sunday November 21st at 4:45 pm in Ramsden Park, opposite the Rosedale Subway Station
or, join the walk at the west end of Ramsden Park at 5:00 pm as it heads down Avenue Road
Please bring a battery-powered candle if you have one.

Friends and Families for Safe Streets  is a Toronto support and advocacy group made up of people who have lost loved ones in road crashes or have been severely injured themselves.  Its goal is for Toronto to be free from deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic collisions.
  
We hope you will join us to support those affected and to show the community’s desire to make AVENUE ROAD safe for everyone.

For more details, see the event’s public Facebook page.