Notice of Completion – Environmental Assessment of Steeles Avenue East Bridge

The Steeles Avenue East Study Notice of Completion has been issued and the Environmental Study Report (ESR) is available for public to review until April 7, 2017. The notice and the ESR are available on the project webpage:

Written requests must be submitted before April 7, 2017 to the following addresses:

The Honourable Glen Murray
Minister of the Environment & Climate Change
77 Wellesley St. W., Ferguson Block, 11th Fl.,
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change
Environmental Approvals Branch
135 St. Clair Ave. W., 1st Fl., Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
Issue Date: March 9, 2017

The recommended design for the grade separation, as documented in the ESR, includes:

  • Replacing the level crossing of Steeles Avenue East and the railway tracks with an underpass (road under rail)
  • Widening Steeles Avenue East from four to six lanes between Redlea Avenue and Midland Avenue
  • Incorporating separated cycling facilities on Steeles Avenue East from Kelvin Grove Avenue to Midland Avenue
  • Improving pedestrian facilities

Subject to comments received as a result of this study, implementation of the project will be carried out by Metrolinx, with design commencing in 2017 and construction anticipated to be complete by 2020.