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Traffic & Transportation - Corktown Station

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Key Findings

  • The study area road network includes five north-south roads (Sherbourne Street, Berkeley Street, Parliament Street, Trinity Street and Cherry Street), six east-west roads (Lake Shore Boulevard East, The Esplanade, Mill Street, Front Street, Eastern Avenue and King Street East) and one eastbound one-way road (Adelaide Street).
  • The active transportation network includes sidewalks along both sides of most streets in the study area and a recreational trail between the eastern terminus of The Esplanade and the western terminus of Mill Street. There are cycle tracks along Adelaide Street providing eastbound movement and along Sherbourne Street providing north and southbound movements. Cherry Street has bike lanes providing north and southbound movements.
  • TTC operates the following 12 surface transit routes in the study area: nine bus routes (#65 – Parliament, #72 – Pape, #75 –Sherbourne, #121 – Fort York-Esplanade, #142 – Downtown/Avenue Road Express, #143 – Downtown/Beach Express, #144 – Downtown/ Don Valley Express, #145 – Downtown/Humber Bay Express and #365 – Parliament Blue Night) and three streetcar routes (#304 – King Blue Night, #503 – Kingston Road and #504 – King).
  • No disruptions to existing surface transit routes (i.e., existing bus and streetcar routes) are anticipated.
  • As the detailed construction staging schemes that describe potential modifications to the existing transportation network become available, a comprehensive quantitative traffic impact assessment will be completed as required.

Existing Pedestrian Network within the Corktown Station Early Works Traffic and Transportation Study Area

Existing Pedestrian Network within the Corktown Station Early Works Traffic and Transportation Study Area.
Source: AECOM, 2021.

Potential Effects & Mitigation Measures

Potential Effects:

  • Temporary increase in traffic delays, especially at intersections, due to construction vehicle traffic.
  • Increase in pedestrians’ and cyclists’ exposure to traffic due to traffic congestion along Front Street and other adjacent roads, as a result of the increase in construction vehicle traffic.
  • Temporary impacts to the transportation network and its road users due to potential overlapping construction timelines with other nearby planned projects (e.g., local developments).
  • Closure of Green P municipal parking lot located within the Corktown Station early works project footprint.

Mitigation Measures:

  • Develop and implement a Transit and Traffic Management Plan(s) as planning progresses. Consult with the City of Toronto and local school boards to include safety precautions for nearby schools in the Management Plan(s).
  • Consult and coordinate with the City of Toronto and Toronto Parking Authority during early works planning, including consideration of public parking, route detours and road closures to maintain the mobility of road users (i.e., drivers, cyclists and pedestrians).
  • Ensure all safety protocols are followed as construction vehicles enter and exit the Corktown Station early works project footprint.

View of the Green P parking lot within the Corktown Station early works project footprint from the intersection of Parliament Street and Front Street

View of the Green P parking lot within the Corktown Station early works project footprint from the intersection of Parliament Street and Front Street.
Source: AECOM, 2021.

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