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George Street Improvement Project (Sherbrooke Street to Perry Street) and Extension of Downtown Cycling Lanes

George Street between Sherbrooke Street and Perry Street was improved in 2018 to reduce vehicle collisions, provide bike lanes, provide places for pedestrians to cross the road, improve overall road safety and improve the ambiance of this southern gateway to the downtown.    The street redesign includes left turn lanes, pedestrian refuge islands, bicycle lanes and will include a new traffic signal at Dalhousie Street.

The project design is guided by an Environmental Assessment and by Council (Report USTR14-011).

This project is partially funded by the Province of Ontario through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program..

In addition to the George Street Improvement Project, the cycling lanes on George Street and Water Street have been extended south to Sherbrooke Street.  Cycling facilities will also be provided along Sherbrooke Street between George Street and Water Street, completing the network of north-south cycling facilities in the downtown.  Parking will continue to be provided on both sides of George Street and Water Street between Hunter Street and Sherbrooke Street.  This concept was approved by Council in the spring of 2016.

These projects are nearing completion.  A public meeting was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  The information about the project is posted here for your information.

Audio Recording of Information on Display Boards

Display Board Information

Detailed Plan for George, Water and Sherbrooke Street Cycling Lanes from Hunter Street to Sherbrooke Street

Detailed Plan for George Street from Sherbrooke Street to Townsend Street

Detailed Plan for George Street from Townsend Street to Perry Street

On-Line Survey for Comments


The images below show George Street south of Sherbrooke Street as it exists today and how the street will function once the project is implemented.

George Street Today

 Photo of George Street by Holiday Inn Today


George Street Improvement Concept 

photo George Street Concept 

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about the George Street Improvement Project, please contact Susan Sauve at 705-742-7777 ext. 1485.