On July 4, 2018 the Toronto and East York Community Council adopted item TE34.176 with the effect of converting the block of Brant Street between Adelaide Street West and Richmond Street West to one-way northbound vehicular travel. This change helps to accommodate the increasing level of demand for curbside activities in the neighbourhood by permitting one lane of traffic to continue unobstructed around vehicles engaged in deliveries or passenger pick-up and drop-off. Brant Street is a short local road but because it connects Richmond Street West and Adelaide Street West, the City's busiest cycling routes, it is an important link for safe cycling in the neighbourhood.
On July 23, 2018 City Council adopted item MM44.110. Transportation Services staff reviewed the dimensions of Brant Street and determined that a southbound contra-flow cycling lane can be installed without displacing any existing lanes of traffic. There is a No Stopping regulation already applied to the affected curbside due to its adjacency with St Andrew's Playground and numerous curb cuts, so the contra-flow lane will not affect any parking spaces.
Expect changes to be in place by summer 2019.