The City is planning improvements to the Beltline Trail entrance at Moore Avenue. This project provides an opportunity to replace the aging infrastructure and will result in a safer, more accessible route for pedestrians and cyclists while minimizing negative impacts on the surrounding Environmentally Significant Area (ESA).
This timeline is subject to change.
Due to adjacent conflicting work in the area, it was necessary to close the trail segment between Moore Avenue and Heath Street. An on-street detour is indicated on that project’s construction signage. The segment will remain closed until further notice.
Construction has been paused for winter and spring due to weather. During the hiatus, the new switchback is temporarily re-opened for public use. Construction will resume in summer 2022 for finishing touches and final completion. The detour will be re-established during the 2022 construction period.
The tentative construction start date is August 16, 2021. When construction begins, part of the trail will be closed, detour signage will be placed for cyclists and pedestrians. The detour will be in effect for the rest of 2021.
The Beltline Trail at Moore Avenue Improvements project encountered unexpected delays in the fall of 2020. These delays were related to design challenges and the retention of permits. The permitting issues have been resolved, and the project team continues to work towards finalizing the plans so that construction can begin. Construction, with associated trail closure and detour, is now anticipated for summer 2021.
The improvements to the Beltline Trail entrance at Moore Avenue is a project in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).
The state of good repair enhancement will realign the trail to form a switchback configuration, resulting in a gentler grade and a safer, more accessible experience for trail users. The trail will be resurfaced between the switchback and the Heath Street pedestrian bridge and a rest area overlooking Mud Creek will be included in the design.
The project map provides an overview of the Beltline Trail and the surrounding area. The perimeter of the site is indicated by a yellow line and spans south of Moore Avenue, east of Hudson Drive, north of the Heath Street Pedestrian Bridge and west of Brendan Road.
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