Crosswalk at Frederick St and Front St East

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A crosswalk running north/south at the corner of Front Street East and Frederick Street has become absolutely imperative. The SE corner is the home to Young People’s Theatre, which sees upwards of 85,000 young patrons a year. The company has expanded to include an education centre across the street at 161 Frederick, requiring children to cross Front to access both facilities during their visit. With greatly increased residential density over the past 20 years due to high condominium development, the traffic on Front Street East has risen dramatically – and will increase with the addition of a 30-story residential building on the NE corner of Front & Frederick, directly across from Young People’s Theatre. A crosswalk would allow children to cross directly (and safely) at Frederick Street. It is unlikely that young people will walk a block east to Sherbourne Street or west to George Street to cross at available lights. It should be noted that in the last 15 years, traffic lights have been installed at every intersection on Front Street East between Parliament and Church Streets – with the exception of Frederick Street where there has been a children’s theatre for 45 years.

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Councillor Wongtam
Councillor Wongtam

This proposal has reached the required threshold of support. Councillor Wong-Tam has reviewed the proposal and has submitted a motion to the next Toronto & East York Community Council meeting directing Transportation Staff to report back by the second quarter of 2022 on the feasibility of installing a traffic control signal at the intersection of Front Street and Frederick Street.

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    Stanley Smrke
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    Make Toronto for people, not cars.

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    Stanley Smrke
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    Ivana Santini
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    Safer is better

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    Ivana Santini
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    Elizabeth E Saunders-Brown
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    Absolutely a crosswalk here would be of immense benefit given the number of school-age children who are dropped off here to attend the theatre.

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    Elizabeth E Saunders-Brown
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    Cathy Morvai
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    Tabitha Holland
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    I’ve been attending the YPT with young children for over a decade. This is a much needed crosswalk that would improve safety for all of our children.

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    Tabitha Holland
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    support
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    Leslie Francombe
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    Garbonzo Installations
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    Neil Hill
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    Nick Tracey
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