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This site was last updated on September 7, 2012
The City is currently working on improving multi-use trails across the Scarborough waterfront, as part of the City's Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan.
The Scarborough waterfront trails form part of the Waterfront Trail system. This system is a multi-use pathway along the Lake Ontario waterfront between Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border. The first section of the Waterfront Trail opened in 1995, and a fully signed route was completed in 2008. Certain sections of the trail, including several in Scarborough, are either on-road, unimproved, or far from the water's edge.
The purpose of the Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan is to provide off-road trails for use by cyclists, walkers, inline-skaters and other park users. The Toronto Region Conservation Authority is a partner with the City in improving this trail system across the waterfront.
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- Harrison Estate Aerial Photo
- Bluffer's Park Aerial Photo
The yellow line in each aerial photo shows the parkland boundaries.
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The improved multi-use trail will be paved with asphalt, approximately 3.5 metres wide. This design is typical of multi-use trails in Toronto, and will accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, inline-skaters and a number of other trail and park users.
Multi-use pathway users have a responsibility to be safe and considerate to other users, however in most cases, trail users do not experience conflict. Courtesy and common sense allow everyone to enjoy the trails safely. Remember:
- When riding a bike, let people know you are approaching by ringing your bell or giving a friendly greeting
- Cyclists should yield to pedestrians
- Only pass when it is safe to do so and the trail is wide enough
- Dogs should be kept on a leash in parks, except in designated off-leash areas
- To protect the pathways and parks, stay on the trail and don’t litter
- According to the Parks By-law, all vehicles including bicycles should not exceed the speed of 20km/h when traveling in a park
- If the pathway is busy, consider dismounting your bicycle and walking it through the park
On July 13, 2011, City Council voted to remove the Bluffers Park, Harrison Estates Park and Grey Abbey Park paths from the multi-year Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan. In addition, Council directed staff to report back to the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee of Council on the Scarborough waterfront trails in the Fall of 2011.
Public consultation will be conducted in the fall of 2011 to provide community members with the opportunity to provide input into the Scarborough waterfront section of the City's Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan. To receive notification of this meeting and other updates about this project, please contact email@example.com.
A public meeting was previously scheduled for July 21 to provide community members with the opportunity to ask questions and provide their feedback on trail improvements in Bluffer's Park and Harrison Estates Park. This meeting has been cancelled:
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