Slow Streets

In 2020, the City launched Slow Streets (formally known as Quiet Streets).

What are Slow Streets?

On Slow Streets, temporary traffic calming devices such as barricades, flexible bollards, barrels and signage are installed on neighbourhood streets to reduce traffic speeds.

Slow Streets program signage. Share the road. Slow drivers only.Slow Streets give pedestrians and cyclists space to move around safely. They provide space for all road users and reduce speeding and aggressive driving behaviour.

Roadways remain accessible to all traffic and allow for the passage of two-way traffic including emergency vehicles, road maintenance vehicles and waste management vehicles.

Slow Streets measures are installed temporarily and will begin to be removed on November 1st each year when winter maintenance activities begin.

How to request a Slow Street

If you’d like Slow Streets devices installed on your street, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).

Slow Streets will not be considered on:

  • Major collector or arterial roadways
  • Multi-lane roadways
  • Roadways that have MiWay transit routes
  • Roadways where the equipment cannot be safely accommodated
  • Roadways with significant on-street parking activity

Successful deployments from previous years may be considered for annual redeployments.

Evaluating requests

Following a formal request for Slow Streets, roadways will be subjected to a survey process to gauge the community support before implementing the program.

To provide feedback on potential Slow Streets projects and view the latest survey results, please visit

Contact us

If you have any questions about Slow Streets on a City road, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or contact us online.