Complete Streets for Canada

policy and design hub for building safe and inviting streets for all

About Us

In August 2009, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Toronto Cyclists Union (now 'Cycle Toronto') began working together to bring a Complete Streets policy to Toronto inspired by the success of the National Complete Streets Coalition in the United States.

In just a few short months, a steadily increasing number of groups and individuals, as well as senior City of Toronto staff and politicians, became interested in supporting the adoption of a Complete Streets policy in Toronto. It was realized through this process, however, that other communities across Ontario and Canada could benefit from a Complete Streets approach and that some were already taking the lead.

To build upon this potential, TCAT was awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant in mid-2011 to complete research on the opportunities for Complete Streets in the Ontario context and to launch a website to centralize the movement across Canada. Complete Streets for Canada is the outcome of this grant and is designed to expand alongside the movement.