Canada Drive-America Avenue Bridge
In 2008, the City of Vaughan undertook an Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify existing and future transportation issues and opportunities in a study area identified as Block 33 (PDF). This block is bounded by Teston Road to the north, Jane Street to the east, Major Mackenzie Drive to the south and Weston Road to the west, with Highway 400 dividing the overall study area. AECOM was the consultant retained to lead the EA study and extensive public consultation process.
In December 2013, Council approved the EA study, which determined the preferred solution to be a bridge built over Highway 400 at Canada Drive and America Avenue. Beginning in 2020, the City started the bridge design, including working directly with the immediate community on a landscape and streetscape design process. Construction is anticipated to begin by the fall of 2022.
Vaughan values public participation and is dedicated to having constructive dialogue with the community and stakeholders about municipal decisions that matter to them, including this project. Previously, a survey was available to gather public feedback on the landscaping and streetscaping options within the area. That survey is now closed; thank you to those who participated. View survey results (PDF).
Through the previous public feedback opportunities, the City has compiled key findings and results. Citizens were invited to attend a virtual Public Information Session on Thursday, June 10 to join the conversation, learn more about next steps and view the proposed streetscape. View the Public Information Session presentation.