TTC plans changes to Eastern Avenue

On Dec. 8, the Toronto Transit Commission held a Public Meeting at the Fire and EMS Training Centre to present its proposal for modifications to Eastern Avenue between Minto Street and Connaught Avenue.

The preferred option for Eastern Avenue would include reducing the street to one lane of traffic in each direction, and raising and separating the track section. PHOTO: Phil Lameira / Beach Metro News

The primary reason for the modifications is that the tracks on Eastern Avenue are “too low relative to the south end of the yard,” according to a TTC release.

From the five options presented, the one staff has agreed to move forward with has the track on the north side of the road with a sidewalk running just south of it. This would resolve the issue of pedestrians not currently having a safe way to move along that stretch of the road.
Traffic lanes would be reduced to one lane each way. There would also be no parking allowed on both sides of the road between Minto and Connaught. The preferred option would also have no bike lanes.

Officials don’t anticipate any major impact on traffic capacity.

City council approval is not expected until March of this year, with detailed design to commence in the Spring.

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