The public was invited to attend an open house to learn more about new multi use paths planned for the Gatineau Hydro Corridor. These paths will be part of Toronto's Bikeway Network
Tuesday March 30, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Precious Blood School
1035 Pharmacy Ave
In July 2009 Transportation Services was awarded funding through the Recreation Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program to develop multi-use trails within hydro and rail corridors across the City. These projects will be managed as a joint initiative between Transportation Services, and Parks, Forestry & Recreation.
The RInC funding received by Transportation Services will be used to develop new/upgraded multi-use trails. A total of seven multi-use trail projects will be developed within the Finch Hydro Corridor, Gatineau Hydro Corridor, CN Leaside and Scarborough Pit Spur (former rail corridors). This will add approximately 30 kilometers of new and 4 km of upgraded off-road bike trails to the City's Bikeway Network and represents the largest expansion of the City's trail system in a single year.
About this Segment
Gatineau Hydro Corridor Victoria Park to Kennedy
This project runs through Ward 37; Scarborough Centre. The Multi-Use Path will be about 3.5 m wide and paved with asphalt.
This project includes upgrades to the existing trail along the Gatineau Hydro Corridor from Victoria Park to Mooregate Ave., with new trail to be developed along the Taylor Creek Hydro Corridor from Mooregate Ave. to the Kennedy TTC station. This segment will also include a short signed on-street segment along Ranstone Gardens from Givendale Rd. to Kennedy Rd.
New amenities will be primarily at major intersections and include benches, bike parking, garbage receptacles, landscaping, light fixtures and crossing signals for crossing major arterial roads. Safe crossing treatments including new signals are being planned at major road crossings.
Public Information Sessions
Given the tight timelines of these trail projects, under the RInC funding agreement each project had one public information session to inform the community of the trail project underway and present the detailed designs for the trail.
These sessions were organized for March - May 2010.
For more information contact
City of Toronto
Metro Hall - 55 John St. 19th Floor
Toronto ON M5V 3C6