Complete Streets for Canada

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What communities follow a Complete Streets approach?

A Complete Streets approach means that the term Complete Streets is mentioned in at least one official planning document in a given community but that the community has yet to adopt an official Complete Streets policy. Many communities across Canada are following a Complete Streets approach. 

A Complete Streets approach may also mean that Complete Streets is gaining popularity in a given community or that a discussion about moving towards formally adopting Complete Streets into an official planning document has begun.


The following communities have adopted a Complete Streets approach:

Cornwall, Ontario

Complete Streets Approach

The mid-sized, Eastern Ontario city of Cornwall presently has two official documents that incorporate Complete Streets approaches. Cornwall's 2014 Official Plan places a strong emphasis on creating a healthy, accessible and inclusive community through the use of Complete Streets designs (p. 14). The document also recommends the adoption of a dedicated Complete Streets policy for Cornwall (p. 23).

Sarnia, Ontario

Complete Streets Approach

Adopted in 2014, Sarnia's Transportation Master Plan (TMP) includes a section on Complete Streets (p. 47-50) that encourages the City adopt a dedicated Complete Streets policy. The TMP recommends Complete Streets be integral to all municipal streets in Sarnia. The TMP proposes a strategy for tracking the performance of Complete Streets approaches in Sarnia:

Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Complete Streets Approach

The City of Sudbury has been interested in Complete Streets for a few years now, and a number of official documents use the term.  The City's proposed Transportation Master Plan includes a Complete Streets policy, with an expanded road classification system to include pedestrians, cyclists and transit, and suggested road cross sections.  The plan has yet to be approved.   

Sustainable Mobility Plan 2010 :

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