Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines
DTAH are pleased to have led a multidisciplinary consulting team who collaborated with the City of Toronto to create the first ever Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines. The guidelines are a powerful and useful design and procedural tool to help Toronto effectively deliver great streets in all parts of the city. The guidelines will ensure that Toronto’s streets are designed and built to address the needs of all users and uses, including pedestrians of all ages and abilities, public transit, cyclists, and motorists, as well as address place-making and the inclusion of green infrastructure. The guidelines learn from North American and international best practices, and advance the dialogue around several key areas of street design. The consulting team was led by DTAH with key partners Nelson\Nygaard, WSP/MMM Group and Swerhun.
The project kicked off with a symposium on October 7, 2014 attended by approximately 400 city staff from various departments, including the senior management of Planning, Transportation Services, Toronto Transit Commission, Engineering and Construction, Toronto Water, and Toronto Public Health. The Complete Streets project will coordinate with other related City initiatives including the Bike Network Plan Update, Green Streets Technical Guidelines, Tree Planting Solutions, Vibrant Street Guidelines, Sidewalk Café Design Guidelines, and the On-Street Bike Design Guidelines (led by WSP/MMM Group with DTAH). The Complete Street Guidelines was completed in December 2016.