Helping the Neighbourhood Grow

Yonge Street looking North at Edward street.


yongeTOmorrow is a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the public realm in our neighbourhood.

This project will increase pedestrian space and improve the way people move through and experience Yonge Street between College/Carlton Street and Queen Street and replace the watermain beneath Yonge Street.

Latest Update:

To facilitate this work, the yongeTOmorrow Phase 1 project team is in the process of hiring an engineering firm to complete the Preliminary Design, Operational Plan and Detailed Design.   Consultation with interested parties/persons will begin during the Preliminary Design and Operational Plan stage mid 2024. Consultation will include a range of methods to best capture feedback, including Advisory Group meetings, public event, outreach with business owners/operators, and collaboration with the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area.

Construction on yongeTOmorrow and the watermain replacement is estimated to being late 2026 (pending coordination and construction of Ontario Line).

To stay informed about the project, please visit the official City of Toronto project web page and join the project email list by subscribing for e-updates

Environmental Assessment

In 2016, the City of Toronto launched an Environmental Assessment process to redesign Yonge Street of the future. The results of this study could mean expanded sidewalks, new public spaces, and even the full pedestrianization of Yonge Street.

Background Reports
for Yonge Street EA:

yongetomorrow: Municipal Class Environmental assessment on yonge street from queen to college/carlton street – interim update report

This report was considered and adopted at the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on October 17, 2019

Area Development

We work to advocate on behalf of the district with other developments in the area and provide members with support for their re-development projects.

Wonder what active development there is in the area? Check out our development map that outlines some of the development and construction projects.

Construction Projects

Learn more about the various construction projects happening in and around Downtown Yonge.


Capital Projects

Our Planning & Development team works in partnership with the City of Toronto to design and implement streetscape enhancements in the Downtown Yonge area.

Yonge love

Started in 2014, Yonge Love was a creative community consultation on the future of Downtown Yonge.


Area Beautification

We are actively implementing enhanced beautification of the neighborhood through holiday lights, banners, flowers, and other BIA-led beautification efforts that increase the enjoyment of the area, year-round.

Sidewalk Improvements

Downtown Yonge partnered with Toronto Hydro and the City of Toronto on a five-year Yonge Street Streetscape Project that saw the reconstruction…

Branded Street Poles

Over the years, 28 branded street poles have been installed at major intersections on Yonge Street within the BIA’s boundaries.


We have numerous planters around the neighborhood that are maintained by the BIA. The planters are filled with high-quality plant material.


The clocktower rehabilitation at Trinity Square was completed in 2024 by the Downtown Yonge BIA.

Tree Grates

As part of the Yonge Street Streetscape Project, new trees and black tree grates were installed on the sidewalks on Yonge Street.