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Big changes are happening in Toronto.
Our neighbourhoods are growing as is the demand for safe roads and walkable communities.

NO more tragedies.
SAFETY CAN’T WAIT.

It has been two years since the AVENUE ROAD SAFETY COALITION AND 21 other organizations representing many hundreds of Toronto pedestrians and cyclists who are speaking up to support the Avenue Road Safety Coalition’s goal to widen the dangerously narrow sidewalks along Avenue Road. Your banners and our Community Safety Day press conference attracted much media and community support. THANK YOU!


2021 was another busy one for the Avenue Road Safety Coalition. With the support of our members and the help of Councillor Matlow and Councillor Layton our goal for a safer Avenue Road is moving closer.
With 2021 coming to an end they have a positive announcement for action that is planned for 2022.

Celebrated public-realm architects Brown + Storey Architects Inc. (B+SAi) have created a bold plan to RE-INVENT AVENUE ROAD.

Review their inspiring designs for a renewed Avenue Road – from Bloor Street to St. Clair Avenue. (Link HERE)

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE AVENUE ROAD
SAFER AND BEAUTIFUL NOW

Avenue Road is not safe for pedestrians.
Cars go too fast and sidewalks are too narrow.
Wider sidewalks and slower speeds are the answer.

Watch the
AVENUE ROAD SAFETY COALITION
Video to learn more about the issues.

Too fast !
Too furious !
ARSC has a solution.

On September 29th, local residents gathered for a (socially distanced) press conference in Jay Macpherson Green to bring to light concerns about the safety of Avenue Road for pedestrians and cyclists.

Thursday, October 15, 2020: The motion that Councillors Mike Layton and Josh Matlow presented the Avenue Road Pedestrian Safety Improvement Pilot Project to the members of the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting was approved.

MEDIA COVERAGE HERE

Thanks to Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Josh Matlow and Members of the Community Council and the 21 Organizations who support the goals of WIDER SIDEWALKS on Avenue Road (St.Clair to Bloor).

There is STILL WORK TO DO !

You can support this goal by writing to the Members of the Toronto and East York Community Council using the direct link: teycc@toronto.ca

The aim of the Avenue Road Safety Coalition is to encourage the city to set up a pilot project that would widen Avenue Road sidewalks between St.Clair Avenue West and Bloor Street West. This goal is supported by these 21 Toronto-wide organizations.

  • 8 80 Cities
  • ABC Residents Association
  • Amica Senior Lifestyles
  • Annex Residents’ Association
  • Bells on Bloor
  • Brentwood Towers Tenants Association
  • Brown Junior Public School and Parent Council
  • Church of the Redeemer
  • Clark Faber Fiksel LLP
  • Cottingham Junior Public School and Parent Council 
  • Cottingham Square Community Association
  • Cycle Toronto Midtown
  • De La Salle College “Oaklands” 
  • Deer Park Residents Group
  • Friends and Families for Safe Streets
  • ISKCON Toronto – Hare Krishna Temple
  • Pears on the Avenue Condo Residents
  • Rathnelly Area Residents Association
  • Clare MultiFaith Housing Society
  • Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition
  • Walk Toronto 

We thank these organizations who are supporting the Avenue Road Safety Coalition’s goal to widen the dangerously narrow sidewalks.

@ARSCSafety   @AvenueSafeForAll 

To see photos of Avenue Road sidewalks with measurements, click HERE