Examples of Traffic Calming Proposals include:

  • Stop Signs
  • Speed Humps/Bumps
  • Traffic Signals
  • Crosswalks
  • Speed Limit Changes
  • On-Street Parking Regulations
Crosswalk at Frederick St and Front St East

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.

Official response

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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.

Install a Pedestrian Crosswalk across Carlton Street at Homewood Avenue

A pedestrian crosswalk across Carlton Street at Homewood Avenue would better integrate Allan Gardens with surrounding neighbourhoods. Many people cross the street at this location. A formal crosswalk would also increase safety along this stretch of busy Carlton Street. Please note that the south side of Allan Gardens has a crosswalk across Gerrard Street East at Pembroke Street. However, the north side of the park does not have a crosswalk unless people go to Jarvis Street or Sherbourne Street.

Add a traffic light at Yonge St & Grenville St/Wood St

Jeffrey Slater
Jeffrey Slater
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Add a traffic light at Yonge St & Grenville St/Wood St

There's lots of pedestrian traffic along this section of Yonge St – I feel pedestrian safety would be improved if there were a traffic light, so folks could cross safely at this intersection.

George St One Way Issues

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Nick Culverwell
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George St One Way Issues

A few years ago, the section of George St between Gerrard and Dundas was opened to two-way traffic. Previously, the traffic had been restricted to one-way northbound. The section of George between Dundas and Shuter remains one-way northbound. Residents are noticing an increase in the number of vehicles that drive the wrong way down George south of Dundas. This behaviour is of particular concern because the east side of this section of George is used for pick-up and drop-off of children attending the Ecole Gabrielle-Roy elementary school. Traffic Services have agreed to look at the placement and visibility of the Do-No-Enter and One-Way signage intended to stop vehicles from driving the wrong way down George. One potential change that has been identified requires the assistance of the Councillor's Office as it involves a change to the by-law. When the upper portion of George was made two-way, No-Left-Turn signs were installed on both sides of Dundas facing southbound drivers. This may be a source of confusion for drivers since in reality their only legal option is to turn right onto Dundas. The suggestion is to replace the No-Left-Turn signs with No-Left-Turn-or-Through signs (see sample attached). It is hoped that combining the efforts of Traffic Services to improve the existing signage with this change to the signage facing southbound vehicles may reduce or eliminate this dangerous traffic situation.