ERA has been working with the City of Toronto, Book McIlroy, planningAlliance, and Public Work, among others, on numerous objectives and design principles that will guide the design and construction of the Eglinton Crosstown transit corridor.
As part of the process, the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee has recently published and approved Eglinton Connects: Volume 2, The Plan. Next, the Plan will be voted on by City Council and, we hope, move on to be implemented.
Working with the team, ERA analyzed Eglinton to develop a number of adjacent and interacting ‘character areas’, which are described in detail to better understand the historical and contextual themes of specific stretches along Eglinton, and to provide guidance to inform their future evolution.
Overall, the Plan will provide better public transit and more efficient car, pedestrian and bike travel to Eglinton, as well increased functional coherency as an artery spanning so much of the GTA. The Plan preserves some of the important aspects of Eglinton’s historical neighbourhoods, but also sees plenty of opportunity to improve public space with more green, human-scaled design.
The full project reports, including the recently approved overall corridor recommendations, can be downloaded at the City of Toronto’s Eglinton Connects site.
ERA’s specific heritage sections can be downloaded here: