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Have your say on 'alternative designs' to widen Kirby Road in Vaughan

Dina Al-Shibeeb
June 14, 2021

Vaughan residents have until June 25 to pitch in their ideas as the city widens Kirby Road between Jane and Dufferin street.

“Alternative designs for the road widening are being considered, including adding pedestrian and cyclist spaces and a grade separation at the Barrie GO crossing and straightening the road at the intersection of Kirby Road and Jane Street,” the city said on its website.

To be involved, citizens can participate in a self-guided virtual public information centre until Friday, June 25 at

In 2019, Vaughan completed the north Vaughan and new communities transportation master plan, which assessed a primary study area bounded by Highway 27, King-Vaughan Road, Bathurst Road and Teston Road. These roads make the boundary of the north Vaughan study area.

After the completion of this master plan, the recommendation to widen Kirby Road from two to four lanes between Jane and Dufferin emerged.

The study also identified a need to improve transportation opportunities for all who travel throughout that area, whether on foot, by bicycle, in a vehicle or via public transit.

The city said these improvements will “address capacity and operational needs and accommodate planned growth in the area for all roadway users.”