Lower Don Trail Accessibility, Environment and Art Master Plan – Public Meeting
Thanks to everyone who attended the Lower Don Trail public meeting which took place on April 2, 2013. If you would like more information, the presentation is posted here.
The purpose of the Master Plan is to recommend strategies for improving accessibility, environmental protection and to consider possibilities for the incorporation of public art in the Lower Don River valley lands. The plan will incorporate all existing studies, plans and initiatives in the study area, and will provide a long-term strategy to establish a theme, improve access, linkages and create positive user experiences.
For more information, please contact: Kim Statham Parks, Forestry & Recreation Phone: 416-392-0373 Email: email@example.com
East Don Trail Environmental Assessment Study
The City of Toronto is working with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to study options for a multi-use trail system within the East Don Corridor between the north end of Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, the Lower Don Trail System, and Gatineau Corridor Trail. Learn more.
Etobicoke Creek Trail Closure at Lakeshore
The Etobicoke Creek Trail will be closed, where it meets Lake Shore Blvd. The bridge which carries traffic along Lake Shore, over the Etobicoke Creek Trail is being reconstructed. As part of this work, the trail is also being reconstructed. This trail closure is scheduled to begin Feb. 25, 2013. It will take between a year to 18 months to reconstruct the bridge, and trail. See detour map.
Mid Humber Trail - Phase 1
This summer the City of Toronto is planning to construct a 600 metre extension of the Humber River Recreational Trail from its current trail end in Cruickshank Park to the Mallaby Park staircase. There is an existing dirt path in this location that will be formalized into a paved 3.5 metre wide multi-use trail. The City is studying the area between the Mallaby Park staircase, and the existing North Humber Trail at Fairglen Crescent, to inform recommendations for phase 2 of the Mid Humber Trail project.
Bridge Construction in the Don Valley
The construction which has closed the connection between Lower Don Trail and Taylor Creek Ravine is now complete, and this trail is open.
The walkway and bridge which connect the Lower Don, and Taylor Creek Ravine to the West Don Valley Trail are closed. Once construction is complete, the old wooden walkway will be replaced with a steel structure, complete with asphalt surface. The steel Bailey bridge over the CNR rail line will be upgraded to include a new anti-slip metal deck and new railing structure. Due to poor soil conditions which have delayed construction, the walkway and Bailey bridge will not be re-open to the public until the end of May 2013. View detour map which illustrates this closure.
Queens Quay Revitalization Cycling Detour
Construction is underway to revitalize Queens Quay from west of Lower Spadina Ave to east of Bay St. When complete in early 2015, Queens Quay will feature a new stretch of Martin Goodman Trail, giving cyclists a much needed connection through the Central Waterfront.
During construction, a detour bike route will enable cyclists to bypass most of the construction area. The detour bike route is an asphalt trail located in the boulevard area on the south side of Lake Shore Blvd W between Lower Spadina Ave and York St. Cyclists may use this route for either eastbound or westbound travel. Westbound cyclists may ride alongside vehicular traffic through the construction zone on Queens Quay but are encouraged to use the detour route when possible. See Detour Map.
Topcliff Park Trail Closure
The multi-use trail through Topcliff Park is currently closed due to sewer work associated with the basement flooding protection program in this area.See Detour Map. The estimated date for completion is March 2013. For more information.
Humber Trail Closure at Scarlett Rd.
The City of Toronto will be carrying out bridge rehabilitation works on the Scarlett Rd. Bridge over the Humber River. The Humber Trail at the Scarlett Rd. bridge will be closed from approximately July 23, 2012 - Spring 2013. Trail Detour signage will be provided at the site. Learn more.
Finch Hydro Corridor Trail
In 2009 the City got RInC funding to build the first of a series of trail projects in the Finch Hydro Corridor. City Staff are working on additional trail segments, which will extend these trails across North Toronto.Input is currently being accepted for the trail project between Yonge St. and the Don Valley.
Scarborough Waterfront Multi-Use Trails
The City is currently working on improving multi-use trails across the Scarborough waterfront, as part of the City's Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan.