Humber Bay Shores Park – Trail Improvements
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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 posted on site including; construction signage, detour signage and trail etiquette signage. Up-to-date information is posted here and is available by calling calling 311.
Trail Improvements in Humber Bay Shores Park is on-going.
Updates on the two areas under construction in Humber Bay Shores Park are provided below:
Trail Improvements at the terminus of Palace Pier Court at the plaza area in Humber Bay Shores Park are complete.
- a new multi-use trail and the addition of a new pedestrian pathway extending around a small plaza area overlooking Lake Ontario
- new seat walls and lawn areas with clear views overlooking Lake Ontario and the Toronto City skyline beyond
- new planting areas with groundcover and trees to help define the edges, direct circulation and frame the space
Additional improvements to the naturalized trails and planting areas immediately adjacent to this space have also been initiated and are near completion.
This work will be finalized in early spring 2018. In the meantime, construction fencing remains in place and access to the naturalized area is not permitted. In springtime when all site restoration, naturalization and natural trail improvements are completed, all fencing will be removed.
Humber Bay Park – East Entrance
Trail Improvements near the Humber Bay Park East entrance are near completion. Improvements include:
- paving upgrades to the intersection near the Humber Bay Park entrance
- an improved multi-use trail and the addition of a new pedestrian path to increase trail width
- grading and intersection improvements as the trail travels down the hill towards the existing storm water management pond and connecting pathways
- armour stone edge treatments
- new planting areas with groundcover and trees to help define the edges, direct circulation and frame the space.
Summary of Trail & Other Park Improvements
- Realignment and regrading of pathways to improve safety and address trail use
- Improved asphalt multi-use trail
- Improved paved buffer zone between the multi-use trail and new pedestrian trail
- New pedestrian only pathway
- New bench seating and 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
- Work to be completed in spring 2018
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: