Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Improvements

The Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Plan is a cohesive and unified streetscape design strategy to revitalize the commercial area of Horseshoe Bay Village, which hasn't been upgraded on a large scale since 1986. The intention is to enhance livability, strengthen economic activity and create a vibrant area where local businesses can compete with other retail centres. Construction will begin in spring 2018 and is expected to be complete by 2020.

The Horseshoe Bay streetscape improvements will be phased over the next 3 years and will coincide with construction of the Spirit Trail to minimize impacts on residents.

Spirit Trail, Royal Avenue

The streetscape improvements will:

  • help foster a unique and distinct sense of place
  • create public space for programming
  • prioritize pedestrian and cycling use
  • increase road safety
  • exemplify the District’s commitment to sustainable transportation and development

Information meeting: 

Join us for an information meeting to learn more and ask questions about changes coming to Horseshoe Bay streetscapes and the Spirit Trail.

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Fairway Room, Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive

Project Activities

Construction hours are 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or as required to complete work on schedule.

Project area: Royal Avenue between Chatham Street and 6640 Royal Avenue, including portions of Bruce Street. Project activities include:

  • new sidewalks and road surface
  • full road reconstruction with curbs, catch basins, retaining walls, asphalt repaving and landscape restoration
  • repaving of the pedestrian area on Bruce Street
  • new, brighter street lighting
  • installation of an electric vehicle charging station at the corner of Bruce Street and Royal Avenue
  • new foliage and benches
  • replacement of cherry trees with native trees that are better suited to a marine environment and will not disturb pavement, decreasing tripping hazards and maintenance

The electrical vehicle charging station will be installed first due to NRCan deadline.

Traffic Impacts
  • Royal Avenue and Bruce Street will remain open with periods when vehicle access is restricted to local residents
  • parking will be restricted on the road and boulevards during construction
  • temporary no parking signs will be installed prior to construction

Traffic control persons will be on-site during construction hours to help facilitate access for local traffic and any emergency vehicles. The construction site manager will assist business owners and residents.

What to Expect
  • avoid unnecessary access to the construction zone, and keep children and pets safely away
  • place household garbage and recycling out before 7:30 a.m. on collection day

Thank you for your patience while this important work is completed.


John Calimente
Transportation Planning Analyst



Information Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Fairway Room, Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive