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Construction work on Shuter St to begin in early July 2020

The City of Toronto has planned road reconstruction on Shuter Street from Sherbourne Street to River Street in 2020. As part of this project, the City is proposing to make changes to the configuration of the roadway on Shuter Street between Bond Street and River Street to enhance safety for people walking, cycling and driving. These changes include upgrading the existing bicycle lanes to cycle tracks – bike lanes that are physically separated from moving vehicle traffic.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the City hosted a Public Drop-In Event to present information about the proposed project and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions, speak with City staff and provide feedback on the proposed design.

Source: City of Toronto Web Site

The installation of cycle tracks on Shuter Street from River Street to Bond Street has been approved by City Council

March 11, 2020, the City’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) recommended that City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks on Shuter Street from River St. to Bond St. (agenda item IE 12.8):  http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.IE12.8

City Council met on April 30, 2020 they adopted the recommendation from the IEC. City Council also directed Transportation Services to consider improved designs for the pre-cast concrete islands along Shuter Street, including the installation of planters and landscaping.

During consultation, two design options for parking on Shuter Street were presented for consideration. Although a larger number of respondents supported design Option B, Transportation Services ultimately recommended design Option A because it retains more on-street parking on Shuter St. and optimizes the design of the cycle track at intersections.

Cabbagetown South Resident’s Association  has been informed by Councillor’s Wong-Tam’s office that the community would have input on the final design for the separation of the bike lanes.

Shuter St Reconstruction
Source: City of Toronto

PLANNED ROAD RECONSTRUCTION

Major road work to bring the road and sidewalk into a state of good repair between Sherbourne Street and River Street is part of this project

  • Work will include removing and replacing the asphalt surface and road base and some areas of curb and sidewalk
  • Temporary impacts to traffic and parking are necessary during construction
  • More detailed information will be provided in a Construction Notice mailed to area residents and businesses.

 

The project is expected to happen over 3 Phases

Phase 1 – River Street to Sackville Street

Phase 2 – Sackville Street to Sherbourne Street

Phase 3 – Sherboune Street to Bond Street

 

Parking Option A

Transportation Services recommended design Option A because it retains more on-street parking on Shuter St. and optimizes the design of the cycle track at intersections.

Shuter St. Proposed Parking
Source: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/7e39-Shuter-Bike-Lane-Upgrade-Panels-FINAL.pdf