In April 2012, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, released the Complete Streets Gap Analysis: Opportunities and Barriers in Ontario. This report included case studies on three Canadian municipalities that have made progress towards adopting Complete Streets: the City of Thunder Bay, the City of Waterloo, and the City of Calgary. In the summer of 2012, TCAT completed a second set of case studies focusing on Grey and Bruce Counties, Niagara Region and the City of Mississauga.
The objective of this research was to investigate the status of Complete Streets in these jurisdictions and to gain a better understanding of the barriers to implementing Complete Streets policy and projects in Canadian municipalities. The reports highlight that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving Complete Streets.