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Ontario Greenway

The Ontario Greenway is a scenic walking and cycling connection featuring raised crosswalks, traffic circles, speed humps, and landscaped corner bulges to calm traffic.

Schools along the route have participated in the development of the greenway by helping plan demonstration gardens.

The street gardens at Ontario St and 27th Ave East have been planted with native species to compliment the outdoor classroom at General Wolfe Elementary School.

The children’s artwork of butterflies and bugs has been etched into rocks that form part of the design.

Where is the Ontario Greenway?

The Ontario Greenway is along Ontario St, following the popular Ontario Bikeway linking False Creek to 59th Ave, and planned to connect to Fraser River, connecting parks, schools, and community centres along the way.

What's happening

We're planning improvements to help make the Ontario Greenway more comfortable for walking, cycling, and rolling and reduce motor vehicle short-cutting during construction of the Broadway Subway.

Current areas for improvement

In March, share your input at one of three pop-up sessions or through the online survey for the following improvement areas:

2nd Ave to Broadway

Look at plans for:

  • Traffic diverters at 5th Ave and 7th Ave to reduce conflicts between all road users
  • New public plaza at Ontario St and 5 Ave, involving roadway conversion into public space

Broadway to 12th Ave

Share your ideas about traffic patterns, parking, and access in the neighbourhood.

16th Ave

Look at designs for an improved intersection that will make it safer to walk, bike, and roll.

Attend a pop-up session

Look at plans and share ideas for the current areas of improvement.

Information display boards with more details for each area will be posted online by February 26, 2020.

Wednesday, March 4, 4pm to 8pm
Tenth Church, 11 W 10th Ave

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Friday, March 6, 10am to 2pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway

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Saturday, March 7, 10am to 2pm
Corner of Ontario St and 5th Ave

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Share your feedback online

Unable to attend in person? Our online survey will be available from March 4 to 25.


Timeline

  • Fall 2015

    Ontario at 16th Ave - Intersection Spot Improvement engagement

    Staff gathered feedback on three design options and conducted additional technical analysis.

  • Spring 2019

    Mount Pleasant Industrial Strategy

    Staff gathered feedback from local businesses, residents, and the public to determine long-term improvements to the transportation network in the Mount Pleasant Industrial Area.

  • Mid-late 2019

    Initial conversations

    Staff met with stakeholders and conducted surveys to gather information and understand issues to inform the upgrades between 2nd Ave and Broadway.

  • We are here
  • March 2020

    Share concepts

    Staff presents designs and gathers feedback from the public on changes between 2nd Ave and 16th Ave.

  • April 2020

    Report back

    Final designs will be shared online along with a consultation summary that summarizes what we heard during engagement.

  • Spring-summer 2020

    Construction, monitoring, and evaluation

    Improvements between 2nd Ave and Broadway and at 16th Ave will be constructed, including the new plaza. We'll monitor and study the impacts of Broadway Subway construction on the area between Broadway and 12th Ave to determine additional recommended changes.

Destinations along the Ontario Greenway 

Major parks and golf courses

  • Hillcrest Park
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Langara Golf Course

Community Centres 

  • Mount Pleasant Community Centre
  • Riley Park Community Centre

Schools

  • General Wolfe Elementary
  • Van Horne Elementary
  • Sexsmith Elementary
  • Langara Community College

Related projects

Pavement-to-Plazas

We’re working to create better plazas and gathering spaces throughout the city.

Mount Pleasant Industrial Area

We're proposing zoning changes to the eastern edge of the Mount Pleasant Industrial Area to support job growth and the innovation economy.

Broadway Subway project

Together with the Province, we're advancing the design and construction of the Broadway Subway, a tunneled extension of the subway.

Cycling routes and maps

Download a map of the Vancouver cycling network. We’re improving and expanding our cycling network to include greenways and protected bike lanes.