2150 Lake Shore Q&A

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Welcome to the digital platform for 2150 Lake Shore!

Feedback is now closed. Answers to questions from the community are answered below.

Missed the Virtual Town Hall on May 28th? Watch the video above to see the recorded meeting in full.

If you’re interested in learning more about transit, this short video explains the proposed mobility plans for 2150 Lake Shore Blvd W.

If you have a question that was not answered here, please send us a note at 2150lakeshore@fcr.ca. We look forward to staying connected!


Resources:

On May 19th, 2020, a Revised Official Plan Amendment, a new Zoning-By-Law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications were submitted to the City with revisions and upgrades to the original Master Plan. You can review the applications in full here.

Visit our website to learn more about the project: www.2150lakeshore.com

For information about the application, you can visit the City’s website; or get key facts about the Secondary Planning Process / Christie’s Planning Study here.

If you would like a quick overview on what’s changed in the Master Plan, read our latest featured story here.


Welcome to the digital platform for 2150 Lake Shore!

Feedback is now closed. Answers to questions from the community are answered below.

Missed the Virtual Town Hall on May 28th? Watch the video above to see the recorded meeting in full.

If you’re interested in learning more about transit, this short video explains the proposed mobility plans for 2150 Lake Shore Blvd W.

If you have a question that was not answered here, please send us a note at 2150lakeshore@fcr.ca. We look forward to staying connected!


Resources:

On May 19th, 2020, a Revised Official Plan Amendment, a new Zoning-By-Law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications were submitted to the City with revisions and upgrades to the original Master Plan. You can review the applications in full here.

Visit our website to learn more about the project: www.2150lakeshore.com

For information about the application, you can visit the City’s website; or get key facts about the Secondary Planning Process / Christie’s Planning Study here.

If you would like a quick overview on what’s changed in the Master Plan, read our latest featured story here.

CLOSED: The 2150 Lake Shore Q&A platform is now closed. Thanks for your submission! Answers will be posted shortly.

Have a question about the project or plans for 2150 Lake Shore Blvd. W? Please submit it in the text box below. You can continue to submit your questions until June 5th, 2020. Questions and answers will be posted online. 

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    From w thuma: what has your analysis shown on the impact of the transportation changes plus pedestrian/cycling/resident car traffic associated with this to the essential traffic serving the Ontario Food Terminal

    4 months ago

    Hello and thank you for your question!

    Our analyses indicate that – while traffic levels will change into the future – the roads servicing the Food Terminal and surrounding area will continue to operate within capacity into the future with implementation of the range of new road and intersection improvements proposed to support future traffic needs in the area.   

    Our detailed  transit and mobility studies are currently under review as part of the City’s Park Lawn Lake Shore Master Transportation Planning process that is currently underway.  You can access that study at this link: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/infrastructure-projects/parklawnlakeshore/

    It is also important to note that maintaining the integrity of access to / from the Food Terminal is a major consideration for all parties involved in processing this redevelopment plan and undertaking the broader transportation planning in the area.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    From Kasra: There is no longer an indication of a bike path of the relief road in the this latest document, is the bike path for relief road removed or still under consideration?

    4 months ago

    Hi Kasra, thanks for the question.

    A new series of bicycle connections are proposed as part of the Master Plan. These have – in the latest submissions – been focused on Lake Shore Boulevard West Park Lawn Road as well as the Loop Road to provide cycling connectivity to / from and across the new development and broader Humber Bay Shores community. The proposed network will extend the current trail network in the area and provide links to / from the proposed GO Station and TTC Transit hub.  

    We are working with the City of Toronto to determine the broader cycling network connections that may be provided – in addition to the above - to support cycling across the area that may include a connection along the Relief Road.  

    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    From Susan G: How would I access the Gardner Expressway going east bound in the new plan? Also how would I access the Gardner Westbound with the increased population in the area?

    4 months ago

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for your question.

    Traffic congestion – particularly during the peak periods – is a longstanding issue in the neighbourhood given the proximity of Lake Shore Blvd. W to the Gardiner Expressway. A large volume of commuter traffic “overflows” routinely from the highway and leads to congestion levels at key intersections that are detrimental to the character of Park Lawn and Lake Shore as main streets serving the Humber Bay Shores community.

    Our aim is to create a complete mobility plan that integrates larger road network improvements with changes to help address existing traffic concerns and reduce congestion at Park Lawn and Lake Shore.

    The proposed Relief Road will provide the much needed additional road capacity, moving the heaviest volumes of traffic north of the site and enabling Park Lawn and Lake Shore to be reestablished as true “Main Streets”. It will also provide a new crossing of the rail corridor.

    As part of the work, the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard West access ramps at Brookers Lane would be realigned and relocated to the eastern edge of the site to provide for direct  access to / from the proposed Relief Road rather than directly to Lake Shore Boulevard West as is the case today. Motorists would be able to route to / from the Gardiner Expressway easterly connections using the Relief Road either from Lake Shore Boulevard West or Park Lawn Road using the new Relief Road link. 

    It is noted that a new eastbound connection onto Lake Shore Boulevard West would also be provided directly from the Relief Road which would supplement the existing eastbound Lake Shore single lane connection provided across Palace Pier Court. 

    The connections to / from the Gardiner Expressway westbound would remain where they are today on Park Lawn Road. Improvements are proposed at these terminals to add traffic lanes and capacity to address future traffic needs. It is also noted that the proposed Relief Road links to Park Lawn Road opposite the eastbound off-ramp providing a new direct connection from the highway into the Humber Bay Shores area.

    Under that realignment access to the eastbound Gardiner would be similar except the ramp will connect to the proposed relief road instead of Lake Shore further east. Access to the westbound Gardiner would be the same (via Park Lawn), but you may access it by taking the Relief Road first depending on your location within Humber Bay Shores.

    Our aim is to address long-standing capacity constraints on these roads by:

    • “Capturing” arriving and departing traffic
    • Maximizing use of the Relief Road as a direct entrance to the below grade levels
    • Avoiding large concentrations of traffic within the heart of the plan area. 


    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    As a planned new neighborhood, can new local roads and loop road be eliminated, making the circulation more pedestrian and bike directed? Access to buildings could be underground.

    JFY asked 5 months ago

    Hello there,

    Thanks for your question. 

    Our focus is to create a complete mobility plan - one that addresses existing traffic conditions, delivers a more pedestrian and cycling-friendly environment and improves access to transit. 

    The mobility strategy we have undertaken provides new transit facilities to serve this neighbourhood and the surrounding broader areas, has the ability to accommodate new growth through a new transportation network, and diverts commuter traffic north of the site away from Park Lawn and Lake Shore via the proposed Relief Road.

    The proposed Relief Road provides additional road capacity, moving the heaviest volumes of traffic along the northern edge of the site, avoiding large concentrations of traffic within the heart of the plan area and enabling Park Lawn and Lake Shore to be re-established as true “Main Streets”.  

    In this way the Relief Road – while a car facility – is a key element of the Master Plan vision to provide a true pedestrian, cyclng and transit focussed heart to the new community.  It is noteworthy that the primary vehicular access for loading and parking is provided directly from the Relief Road and not from the central portions of the new development which removes considerable activity from the heart of the development.  

    With introduction of the relief Road, the loop road will function as a complete street focussing upon meeting the mobility needs of area residents walking, cycling and travelling on the proposed LRT connection to the GO Station from Lake Shore Boulevard.  Cars will be accommodated on the Loop Road but with such activity focussed upon meeting building “front door” access needs such as wheel-trans and pick-up / drop-off activities.

    Our aim is offer car-less options in a single development – office, retail, residential and open space – allowing people to get out of their cars.

    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    From Halina: what will this mean for Mimico and Lakeshore?

    4 months ago

    Thank you for the question Halina,

    The addition of a new GO Station at Park Lawn on the 2150 Lake Shore property will not have any effect on the services provided at the Mimico GO Station. Earlier this month, Metrolinx released an updated Business Case on the Park Lawn GO Station that confirmed that service will be increased at the Mimico Station and that both stations can have 12-minute service in the future. You can see the report here.

    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    From Richard: Will there be any Alphabet Sidewalk-like features?

    4 months ago

    Hi Richard - thanks for the question.

    From a transportation perspective, these are primarily focused, notwithstanding the technology based approach that Sidewalk adopted, upon creating a truly walkable and complete community where a range of mobility choices are available to all residents and visitors. 

    While the development plan is more “traditional” and less reliant on technology as a core element of its solution set, it is founded upon creating the same great places, great streets and social facilities, neighbourhood fabric and non-automobile travel options that will enable people to travel (and live) in a sustainable manner, take advantage of local amenities and facilities and minimize their carbon footprint. 

    The Master Plan will of course enable advancing technology and travel options to be integrated as part of the building and infrastructure programme but is centred, as communities in the past have also been, upon an approach  that builds upon great urban design to adds to the vitality and quality of the Humber Bay Shores community.  

    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    From Judy G: Where will people park their bikes? This is always an issue when you take your bike anywhere - there are insufficient locations to lock your bike

    4 months ago

    Hi Judy - thanks for the question.

    There will significant bicycle parking provided for long-term and short-term uses across the Master Plan including specific bicycle parking for the proposed GO Station and TTC Transit Hub as well as bicycle parking for the proposed residential, office and retail uses. 

    For the most part, bicycle parking will be provided below grade within secure facilities with convenient entry / exit facilities being provided at key locations across the Master Plan.  Bicycle parking will also be provided along each of the new streets and at key locations at-grade adjacent to key destinations to offer convenient and attractive short-term bicycle parking where it is needed. Details will be developed further through future site and building plan design processes.

    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    From Gary M: Are the streets that are shown on the diagram of the Christie Property private or public roads?

    4 months ago

    Hi Gary, thanks for the question.  

    All of the new streets proposed in our Master Plan are public streets with one exception - identified as Street ‘D’ in our submission (it connects the internal Loop Road) to Street A (the by-pass or relief road on the north side of the property that connects the Gardiner and Lake Shore). 

    This private street connection provides local street access to the development, including the underground parking access located in Block E. This street is intended to operate, look, and feel like public street, but will be kept private to enable the integration of below grade parking connections.

    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team

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    From Maureen M: Well done

    4 months ago

    Thank you Maureen, we look forward to continuing the conversation.

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    From Maureen M: Will the Go station have a “Kiss and Ride” area to drop off people by car ?

    4 months ago

    Hello Maureen,

    Thank you for the question.

    The planning and design of the proposed GO Station/transit hub is currently underway and we are having discussions with Metrolinx, City Planning and the TTC. At this point it can be assumed that a ‘Kiss and Ride’ feature would be included in the station design - although car parking is very unlikely. We are encouraging residents to walk or bike to the proposed GO Station.

    We hope this helps answer your question; if you have any further questions, you can review the details of our latest application here.

    The 2150 Lake Shore Team