Improving commutes to Consumers Road Business Park

The challenge

Located between highways 404 and 401, Sheppard Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue, Consumers Road Business Park is one of Toronto’s most concentrated areas of office jobs.

The ConsumersNext Transportation Master Plan requires mitigation efforts to manage growth in the area. A key recommendation is to increase awareness of utilization of programs like Smart Commute to accelerate the uptake of non-SOV modes, while avoiding major congestion issues.

How we helped

Smart Commute NTV engaged businesses in the area and hosted a Transportation Forum in January 2018. The forum introduced the various transportation challenges in the area and offered solutions, including opportunities for carsharing, carpooling, and GO access, with local businesses able to get involved through discussion opportunities throughout the event. The Forum was an important first step in getting support to implement EcoMobility hubs within the Consumers Road area, which include elements such as carpool parking, electric vehicle charging stations, carshare, pick-up/drop-off points for transportation network companies (TNCs), shuttles, transit, and bikeshare. We are excited to continue working on this project throughout 2018/19.