RYERSON’S CITY BUILDING INSTITUTE LOOKS AT TORONTO STREETS AND FINDS SOME GREAT ONES

What makes a street a great one? The Institute’s report says “they all play a key role in making the surrounding neighborhood a great place to live, work and visit.”

The Five Great TORONTO Streets considered all have visionary street redesigns from the last decade and they work. They support the city’s VISION ZERO plan (making streets safe for bicycles, cars and pedestrians) and their design could potentially save lives.

<MARKET STREET – for people and patios>

<QUEENS QUAY WEST – a street for all uses>

<ST. CLAIR AVENUE WEST – a streetcar neighbourhood>

<RONCESVALLES AVENUE – place-making at its best>

<HARBORD STREET – bike lanes for safer mobility and village improvement>

<PHOTO COLLAGE – Star Metro Toronto, July/2018>

Ryerson identifies Bloor, King, downtown Yonge, and The Golden Mile as ones to watch in the future. Current pilots and projects could make a dramatic impact on all of them.

For more information on the Ryerson Building Institute go to https://www.citybuildinginstitute.ca/2018/07/18/torontos-great-streets/?mc_cid=524f9b8de0&mc_eid=36a8285488

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One thought on “RYERSON’S CITY BUILDING INSTITUTE LOOKS AT TORONTO STREETS AND FINDS SOME GREAT ONES

  1. Hmmm…. Queen’s Quay West tries to be something for everyone, but fails. Cyclists and pedestrians conflict due to lack of grade separation and on-the- ground signage which no-one knows how to read. Driving east at night, with west-bound streetcars on my right and west-bound cars on my left I was convinced I was going the wrong way on a one-way street. More than a little disconcerting.
    Harbord I see as a threat. Fast cyclist pass slow cyclist by veering into the car lane with no signals. Despite the risk of accident and injury they ride confident in the knowledge that the car driver will be held responsible.

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