Complete Streets for Canada

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


For 2012 and after, page views of Complete Streets for Canada are tracked. For 2011 and before, Canadian Google searches for "Complete Streets" are tracked.

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The Province of Ontario releases a draft of its update to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and includes a Complete Streets Policy, making it the first province in Canada to do so.

TCAT releases Complete Street Transformations, a book of nine Complete Street projects compiled from across the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, with the goal of understanding the types of projects that municipalities are identifying as Complete Streets, as well as exploring the types of indicators that are being used to evaluate these efforts.

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City Council of Thunder Bay adopts  Becoming Our Best 2015-2018 Corporate Strategic Plan, which aims to “Update Transportation Master Plan for future needs and align keeping with ‘complete streets guidelines’” (p.11).

Design Regina releases a draft of Transportation Master Plan in April.

The City of Dieppe's Municipal Development Plan (2015) adopts a Complete Streets Policy, and recommends that a Complete Streets study be undertaken

The City of Dieppe also works with the City of Moncton and the Town of Riverview to develop Destination 2040, a Regional Sustainable Transportation Master Plan (2015).  The plan recommends developing Complete Streets as an action to take towards achieving the region's sustainable transportation goals.

The City of Greater Sudbury releases its draft Transportation Master Plan, which includes a Complete Streets policy, with an expanded road classification system to include pedestrians, cyclists and transit, and suggested road cross sections.

TCAT, along with MMM Group, are commissioned by the Grey Bruce Health Unit to prepare a Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Guide, with the goal of developing a Complete Streets policy that responds to the unique context of this rural region.

TCAT also released its Complete Streets Evaluation Tool, which looked at 26 municipalities to discover state of practice, challenges and opportunities related to the evaluation of Complete Streets projects. 

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The Planning Institute of British Columbia puts on a Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals workshop in Capital Regional District, BC on October 20.

Capital Regional District uses the term Complete Streets in the its Regional Transportation Plan

Complete Streets Policies in the Stratford, ON Official Plan are published, adopted by Council and awaits approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (acc to a Notice of Adoption dated June 11, 2014).

The City of Airdrie's Council adopts a Municipal Development Plan (MDP), which includes 'complete streets' policies and requires the development of the City's Complete Streets Guidelines. The Transportation Master Plan iss also released this year and incorporated a 'complete streets' approach, and developed the guidelines recommended by the MDP (click here to see the Complete Streets Toolbox). 

The City of Ottawa releases the Transportation Master Plan, which incorporates the 'complete streets' term and appraoch. The City also opens a renovated and complete street, Churchill Avenue, to the public in November.  

The City of Toronto Council adopts a motion to develop a Complete Streets Guidelines.

TCAT releases its Complete Streets Catalogue, which features projects from 19 municipalities that reflect the diversity of Complete Streets approaches being implemented across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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Town of Stratford, PEI uses the term 'complete streets' in the municipality's Traffic Safety Committee Reports to Residents - Executive Summary.

The City of Hamilton, ON releases the Urban Official Plan, which incorporates a complete street approach, using the term 'complete neighborhoods'.

Town of Conception Bay South, NFLD uses the Complete Streets term/concept in ‘Central Business District Main Street Improvement Plan’.

The City of Regina,SK releases “Design Regina - Official Community Plan” which well-incorporates the complete streets approach and uses the term ‘complete neighborhood’.

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TCAT launches Complete Streets for Canada website. 

TCAT publishes Complete Streets by Design and the report “Complete Streets Gap Analysis: Opportunities and Barriers in Ontario”

Ontario Ministry of Transport includes Complete Streets as part of its Transit-Supportive Guidelines

The City of Surrey, BC uses the concept in "Cycling Plan: Towards a Cycling Friendly Community"

Hamilton's Transportation Summit: Exploring Complete Streets takes place on April 5, and 'complete streets' is incorporated in the  Hamilton Pedestrian Mobility Plan and released in December.

The term ‘Rues Conviviales’ emerges as an expression used interchangeably with ‘Complete Streets’ in Québec.

Montréal hosts the ‘Rues Conviviales pour que l’exception devienne la norme’ on September 19

The Niagara Region releases a 'Complete Streets for Niagara Discussion Paper'

Charlottetown uses the term 'complete streets' in the "City's Regional Active Transportation Plan"

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City of Waterloo adopts a Complete Streets policy into their Transportation Master Plan

The Town of Oakville Official Plan 2009, which uses the term Complete Streets, is approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on May 10.

The City of Red Deer, AB uses the term to the City’s Strategic Plan 2012-2014 and uses the term in the document’s Summary Handout and in its Environmental Master Plan

Capital Regional District, BC includes the term in two municipal documents: Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan/ Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan Design Guidelines 2011 (Click Here);

The City of Winnipeg recommends the development of a city-wide Complete Streets policy in their 2011 Transportation Master Plan.

TCAT recieves a Trillium grant to work on Complete Streets.

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Transport Canada releases a Complete Streets discussion paper titled: “Complete Streets: Making Canada's roads safer for all”

The first Complete Street Forum, organized by TCAT, is held in Toronto on April 23.

From 2010 to present the forum has been a place where experts have presented design solutions for creating safe and complete streets for all users.

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City of Calgary adopts a Complete Streets policy into their Municipal Development Plan and the Calgary Transportation Master Plan

With the support of Transport Canada, the Sustainable Alberta Association begins delivering Complete Streets Workshops across Alberta

TCAT and Cycle Toronto (then the TCU) begin working together to bring a Complete Streets policy to Toronto.

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The national Complete Streets Coalition in the United States is created. They define a “complete street” as “a road that is designed to be safe for drivers; bicyclists; transit vehicles and users; and pedestrians of all ages and abilities”

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Term “Complete Streets” enters the planning lexicon through an initiative from America Bikes. It defines complete streets policy as policy that “ensures that the entire right of way is routinely designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along a complete street.”