Collectively, the streets in our area comprise the largest percentage of our public space. We think that getting around our neighbourhood should not be just about going from one place to the next, but enjoying the journey.

ABCRA advocates for streets and sidewalks that are safe and accessible, with animated and green streetscapes that add to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood, and that offer a choice of travel modes that contribute to economic vitality in commercial areas.

Transportation News

Avenue Road proposed interventions

Finally, a plan for Avenue Road

In a significant development last month, the City of Toronto unveiled new designs for Avenue Road at an open house event, signalling progress in addressing the long-standing issues. The designs aim to transform Avenue Road into a more pedestrian-friendly, people-friendly environment, prioritizing safety, comfort and connectivity.

bike lane Yonge at Scrivener

City could shut down Yonge bike lanes and sidewalk for years for one condo

Cycling enthusiasts from various communities are gearing up to challenge the construction plan for a 50-storey condo along a stretch of Yonge Street, challenging the proposed closure of bike lanes and sidewalks for nearly three years.

171 Lowther proposal submitted to City of Toronto

Eye-popping 11-storey tower proposed for site of historic Toronto homes

A row of homes dating back almost 125 years could be transformed by an impressive 11-storey tower, if a new development application is approved by the city. Not surprisingly, local residents have questions about the growing intensity in a quiet section of one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods where a number of proposals to increase density are piling up.

Albert Campbell Branch Library

Winners Announced for the 2023 Heritage Toronto Awards

Canadian architects and urbanists were at the helm of five projects that were among the winners of the the 2023 Heritage Toronto Awards. The Heritage Toronto Awards bring together leaders, innovators and emerging professionals from across cultural, development, and policy-making sectors to celebrate achievements in Toronto’s heritage. The event is also Heritage Toronto’s major fundraiser of the year and raises monies in support of its public programming.

Permanent cycling lane Toronto

Cycling network input wanted

The City of Toronto wants to hear from you to help make recommendations on which bikeways to build, upgrade and study in 2025 to 2027. Please fill out the survey and submit it by December 10.


City survey on micromobility

The City of Toronto is seeking public feedback on the use of micromobility, e.g. bikes, e-bikes and other small vehicles. The results from this survey will be used to develop a city-wide strategy for micromobility, including what new forms might be allowed in future. The survey will be open until December 13, 2023.

City of Toronto - Proposed interventions Avenue Road design

Give the City your input on Avenue Rd. plans

A safer, friendlier, and quieter Avenue Road between Bloor Street and St. Clair Avenue is almost within reach – but we need your help for a final push! Complete the City’s Avenue Road Study by November 2, 2023.

Distracted driver holding cell phone while driving

Distracted drivers at Avenue Rd. & Davenport

Toronto police officer stops 3 distracted drivers — all on their cellphones — at the same time.On Monday afternoon, Toronto police officer Kirk Papadopoulos was parked on a curbside near Avenue Road and Davenport Road in his unmarked car when he stopped three distracted drivers within the span of about 30 seconds.

Motorcycle crossing crosswalk

ABCRA responds to City on Noise Bylaw Review

ABCRA has participated in many iterations of the Noise By-Law review, and was a member of the Noise Working Group (“NWG”) process and has attended all meetings in the lead up to the 2019 Noise By-Law review. The livability of the City is being eroded by excessive unrestricted noise and a lack of enforcement for the rules that we do have.

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