Kleinburg Village Improvements

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Image is of a rendering of the future Kleinburg Village, after construction is complete.

Improvements are coming to Kleinburg Village

The City of Vaughan is working to enhance Kleinburg Village. Future improvements include adding cycling facilities, more parking areas, roadway and pedestrian lighting, streetscaping and landscape features, a watermain replacement and more. Work is scheduled to begin in 2024.

 

Attend an Open House

The City  is hosting a second Open House on Thursday, June 20 at the Pierre Berton Heritage Centre (10418 Islington Ave.). Drop in anytime from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to find out more about the scope of work, construction timelines, impacts and more. Support resources for businesses will also be handed out. 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Kleinburg Village is a picturesque and historic area located within Ward 1. Supported by the Kleinburg Business Improvement Association, Kleinburg is home to more than 60 retail and service businesses, as well as schools, libraries, parks, art galleries and residences. The Kleinburg Village corridor and the surrounding area have rapidly changed in the last decade with high-density development, including residential and mixed-use buildings, resulting in a larger urbanized area. The City is undertaking the Kleinburg Village Improvements Project to address this growth and ensure municipal infrastructure can continue to support the community for years to come. 

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The project area extends along Islington Avenue, from Major Mackenzie Drive to Highway 27, along Nashville Road, from Highway 27 to Islington Avenue, and along Stegman’s Mill Road, from Islington Avenue to Teston Road.

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Important underground infrastructure improvements, such as watermain replacements and road rehabilitation, as well as enhancements, such as adding cycling facilities, more parking areas, roadway and pedestrian lighting, streetscaping and landscape features and more, will be completed as part of this project. 

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Construction is expected to begin in spring 2024 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2026.

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Parking options will remain available throughout construction. Temporary alternate parking spaces will be available on Islington Avenue, just north of Nashville Road. Kleinburg Village will also feature additional parking spaces once the project is complete. Further details about parking within Kleinburg Village are available in this staff communication (PDF). 

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Plans are available online (PDF) for review. 

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The anticipated hours of construction are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as outlined in the City’s Noise By-Law (PDF). Advanced notice of overnight and weekend work will be provided, if required.  

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Public input has been integral to this project since it began in 2015. Opportunities for feedback were provided throughout the following projects related to the area:

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Yes. Access to businesses and driveways will remain accessible throughout construction. Any planned disruption to access will be co-ordinated with the impacted business/property owner.

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To safely complete the work as part of the Kleinburg Village Improvements Project, lane reductions and other traffic disruptions will be required at times. The City is taking measures to minimize impacts, including:

  • temporarily removing on-street parking to maintain two-way traffic where possible along Islington Avenue through Kleinburg Village. Alternate parking will be available on Islington Avenue, north of Nashville Road. 
  • implementing detour plans to reduce traffic volumes.
  • replacing watermains on a block-by-block basis to minimize disruption. 
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Plans to build a new community centre and library are not part of the Kleinburg Village Improvements Project.

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New retail spaces are not within the plans for the Kleinburg Village Improvements Project. The project focuses on infrastructure improvements, such as watermain replacements and road rehabilitation, as well as enhancements, such as adding cycling facilities, more parking areas, pedestrian lighting, streetscaping and landscape features and more.

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Curbs are included in the project scope to separate the sidewalk from the roads within Kleinburg Village. The following curbs are being implemented:

  • Depressed curbs: a continuous curb along a sidewalk that is lowered to the level of the adjacent roadway. 
  • Raised curbs: a vertical sloping along the edge of pavement that forms part of a gutter. Raised curbs define the barrier between a roadway and sidewalk. 
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As part of the Kleinburg Village Improvement Project, Islington Avenue is being redesigned to facilitate appropriate vehicular speeds and discourage motorist speeding. Other measures such as raised crosswalks, separated cycling facilities, curb extensions and streetscaping are also being integrated to enhance the street environment and improve comfort and safety for people walking and biking. 

Specific traffic calming measures include signage and pavement markings along Stegman's Mill Road and Islington Avenue, which will continue to be refreshed to remind drivers of the speed and to increase awareness by visually narrowing down the roadway. In addition, the City is implementing a new four-way stop at Treelawn Boulevard and Islington Avenue and new signalized pedestrian crossings along Islington Avenue to slow down vehicular speeds.

As part of Vaughan’s MoveSmart Mobility Management Strategy, the City is working on several road safety, and active and sustainable travel initiatives including the Speed Limit Policy (reducing the speed limit along Islington Avenue from 50 kilometres to 40 kilomteres), Neighbourhood Traffic Calming PlanSchool Zone Safety Plan and more. For more information visit vaughan.ca/MoveSmart.

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The City’s Vaughan Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (VBEC) is here to support businesses impacted by construction. The VBEC has developed an online resource featuring Open for Business toolkits, e-commerce solutions, available funding and more. To learn more, visit vaughanbusiness.ca/ConstructionSupport.

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Current and future landscaping on City-owned property is maintained by the City’s Public Works staff.

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Eliminating the left-turn lane at the intersection of Nashville Road and Islington Avenue is not in the plan for the Kleinburg Village Improvements Project. Based on traffic capacity and safety considerations, the left-turn lane at the intersection of Nashville Road and Islington Avenue will remain. Removing the left-turn movement would lead to decreased capacity on Nashville Road and longer wait times for drivers, potentially causing congestion and delays. Additionally, maintaining a designated left-turn lane helps to improve traffic flow and reduce the risk of accidents. 

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Cyclist safety along Islington Avenue has been accommodated through the addition of cycling facilities (cycle tracks) from Major Mackenzie Drive to the Kleinburg Public School, and from John Street to Highway 27. 

Between Kleinburg Public School and John Street, a shared travel space has been designed to accommodate both people riding bikes and driving. The shared space will be separated by pavement markings, signage and speed limits. The design applies principles from federal and provincial cycling design guidelines to enhance accessibility, safety and comfort.

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The separated cycling facility (cycle track) will ramp down to a shared space for cyclists and motorist at the road level on the approach to Kleinburg Village, and ramp back up on the other side. Where the separated cycling facility transitions to the on-road shared space, warning signs will be used to indicate that the bike lane is ending. A series of pavement road markings called “sharrows” will mark the introduction of the shared lane. The sharrows will be placed at the centre of the lane to enhance visibility in the core and to encourage cyclists to travel in the middle of the travel lane.

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The City and York Region work collaboratively to ensure connectivity between existing and planned cycling facilities to create a cohesive and connected network. York Region’s 2023 10-Year Roads and Transit Growth Capital Construction Program identifies an intersection improvement project for Highway 27, between Major Mackenzie Drive and north of Islington Avenue. Connectivity between the Islington Avenue cycling facilities and the future Highway 27 cycling facilities will be considered as part of York Region’s project. For more information, please contact transportation@york.ca.

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Refer to below cross-section.

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This image shows the the future cross-section from Nashville Road, between Lester B. Pearson Street and Highway 27, will look like.
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Construction and timeline updates will continue to be posted to this webpage throughout the project. Check back often.