On January 11, the final report on the downtown Yonge Street redesign, dubbed YongeTOmorrow, was adopted by City Council's Infrastructure and Environment Committee. It will be considered by City Council on February 2.
The Committee also requested a supplementary report be attached for City Council that clarifies the timelines, requirements and recommendations of the Environmental Assessment; summarizes next steps for the detailed design, operations planning and construction; and describes next steps for consultation and engagement with street businesses and other stakeholders.
YongeTOmorrow proposes a full and flexible redesign of the street from Queen Street north to College Street, where sidewalks will be expanded, vehicle lanes modified, restaurant patios extended and street furniture and streetscape elements added.
The plan would change the way the street functions from day to night. During the day, the street would be prioritized for people walking, cycling and experiencing the street, while still providing for vehicle traffic through a combination of pedestrian priority zones, one-way and two-way driving access. Overnight all blocks would have two-way driving access to support TTC night bus service, deliveries, and general traffic.
Looking further forward, the redesign of Yonge Street north between College Street and Davenport Road, as well as the redesign of Church Street are one step closer.
See the final report here.