Humber Bay Shores Park – Trail Improvements
Trails through Humber Bay Shores Park are being improved in two distinct phases, affecting existing park uses and trail circulation. Detour routes around construction areas have been established and the contractor will maintain safe access to the two areas at all times.
Public notification of work is being provided. Signs are being provided to the contractor and posted on site including; construction signage, detour signage and trail etiquette signage. Up-to-date information can be found by calling 311 or visiting this project page.
Paving, Planting, Seating and circulation improvements at two key trail intersection/plaza areas completed in summer 2017
- Palace Pier Court Paving, Planting, Seating and Circulation Improvements
- Palace Pier Court Detour Map
Humber Bay Park – East Entrance
- Humber Bay Park East Entrance Paving, Planting, Seating and Circulation Improvements
- Humber Bay Park East Entrance Detour Map
Work estimated to be completed in summer 2018
- Demolition of existing plaza area and trail paving
- Removal of some naturalized plantings
- 20-25 at each plaza area (Palace Pier Court and the Humber Bay park Entrance) Important Note: New tree plantings and naturalized areas will be installed when the project is completed.
- Realignment and regrading of pathways to improve safety and address trail use
- Improved 3m wide heavy duty asphalt Multi-use Trail
- Improved 1.2m paved buffer zone between the Multi-use Trail and new Pedestrian Trail
- New 2.5m Pedestrian Only Pathway
- New bench seating
- Relocated “Bursa” sculpture
- New seating walls to define the plaza areas and allow for improved grading through the plaza areas
- New planting of trees and shrubs as well as new naturalized areas
- Regulatory signage and pavement markings
Staff presented information materials about three projects:
- Humber Bay Shores Park:
- Stanley Ave. Contra-flow Bicycle Lane
- Waterfront Trail Connection on Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Over 70 participants attended the event, asked questions, discussed opinions, and provided many insightful comments and suggestions. Below are the information materials from the event.
- Humber Bay Shores Park: Trails Existing Conditions – Display Panels
- Humber Bay Shores Park: On-street Cycling Connections (Marine Parade Dr. & Waterfront Dr.) – Display Panels
- Stanley Ave. Contra-flow Bicycle Lane and Waterfront Trail Connection on Lake Shore Blvd. W.
The public consultation event showcased two proposed alternatives for upgrades of the trail system; Options A and B as well as on-street cycling infrastructure upgrades along Marine Parade Drive and Waterfront Drive. Important improvements to the trail included safety and sight lines, changes to trail width and alignment, changes in trail materials, improvements to seating and views to the lake as well as an evaluation of existing lighting. Over 85 residents and local association representatives participated
Display panels from the event:
Summary of the public event and feedback provided:
The public information event presented the preferred design to more than 40 residents that attended. Details of the preferred design are included in the materials below: