The City of Toronto announcement for this event may be viewed at
Scarborough PCM 3_Notice_Accessible_27Oct17.pdf
On October 30 St Andrews Community Association
hosted a meeting to which NBCA residents were
invited. They had as guest speaker Alan
Fillipuzzi, a senior Transportation planner,
talk on the new streetscapes planned for the
City Centre area.
One of our residents attended that meeting, and
kindly provided us with her report, which
St Andrews Community Assocation
Meeting of Oct 30, 2017 re Scarborough Centre's future transportation network
Invited guests were Alan Filipuzzi and his team from the City Planning Division.
They were invited to explain the transportation network they are working on for
Scarborough Centre which goes from Brimley to Bellamy and the 401 to Ellesmere.
They went through the process they used to come to this point and, armed with
maps, illustrated their plan for accommodating traffic in and around the Town
Considering the fact that this area will grow to house over 70,000 people in the
coming years it is of extreme importance that they get the street design right
even though the plan covers the next twenty years.
Along with all this discussion is, of course, the impact of the proposed
Scarborough subway and its attendant bus connections which will alter the nature
of the Centre's main intersections at McCowan, Bushby, Triton and Progress.
The department has consulted the public on many occasions and has written many
reports detailing their findings, You can follow these through the following
With all the changes proposed, there is some concern about the following in particular:
- the Span McCowan idea presented and approved by both Scaborough Council and Toronto Council some five years ago was never considered, but it is a cheaper alternative than the raising of McCowan Road.
- Disrupting the path of Progress Ave around the Town Centre by taking down the overpass just north of the current RT station is unacceptable.
- Consequently raising McCowan Road to meet Progress at grade level is costly and not necessary
- The idea of dead-ending Progress Ave just past Midland at the railway tracks is unacceptable.
The next public consultation meeting will be held on
November 22, 2017
6 - 8:30 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre
I hope many residents will consider attending to voice
their opinion about this coming transformation.