Speed Limit Policy

The City of Vaughan is implementing a comprehensive Speed Limit Policy across the city to ensure the safety of all road users and address the growing population.

As part of the City’s MoveSmart Mobility Management Strategy, the policy will be used as a speed management tool to set and adjust appropriate speed limits throughout the City’s street network.


Council approved the policy on June 22, 2021 (PDF), and implementation began in summer 2021. Speed limit changes, including installation of new signage, were completed in school zone areas as of Sept. 8, 2021, and on public laneways as of Dec. 1, 2021. Speed limit changes and signage are anticipated to be completed in select neighbourhood areas in fall 2022.


School zone areas will change from 50 to 40 kilometres per hour, public laneways will change from 50 to 30 kilometres per hour and select neighbourhood areas will change from 50 to 40 kilometres per hour.