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.
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.
A suburban residential street that serves as a collector and is adjacent to an elementary school.
A local street in an urban residential context with traffic calming adjacent to a park.
A major arterial street crossing underneath a highway in a suburban context.
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.
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.