Complete Streets for Canada

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

Complete Streets by Design

Complete Streets by Design, made possible with generous funding from the Toronto Community Foundation, is a tool to build public and professional support for Complete Streets. By applying established Complete Streets principles to Toronto streets in both urban and suburban contexts, the report hopes to move the concept of safe and comfortable streets for all road users from an abstract goal to reality. Visioning is an important step in gaining support for the policy and design standards that result in the implementation of Complete Streets.

TCAT hopes that these examples will be helpful for imagining what your city can become, and helpful in explaining the benefits of these changes to your neighbours, City Staff and your local Councillor. It is important to remember that changing Toronto’s streets will take place in small steps, one street at a time, over the next decade or two. Every street matters, and it will be important for citizens to get involved.

Download the full Complete Streets by Design report from the TCAT website.  


Rendering of Yonge and Shuter as a Complete StreetYonge St + Shuter St

A major urban north-south arterial street above a subway line with abundant pedestrian activity, including many shops and restaurants, and nearby connections to the existing bikeway network.



Seneca Hill Drive as a Complete StreetSeneca Hill Drive

A suburban residential street that serves as a collector and is adjacent to an elementary school.




Logan and Withrow as a Complete StreetLogan Ave + Withrow Ave

A local street in an urban residential context with traffic calming adjacent to a park.




Jane St and 401 as a Complete StreetJane St. + Hwy 401

A major arterial street crossing underneath a highway in a suburban context.





Eglinton and Commonwealth as a Complete Street

Eglinton Ave East+ Commonwealth Ave

A fast-moving suburban major arterial street with connections to an apartment tower neighbour­hood, suburban strip malls, and to the existing bikeway network. Eglinton Avenue East has four of Toronto's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians.



Danforth and Logan as a Complete StreetDanforth Ave + Logan Ave

A major urban east-west arterial street along a subway line with vibrant sidewalk activity, including many shops and restaurants, and nearby connections to the existing bikeway network.