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).

Project Timeline

  • July to August 2020: Detailed design to be finalized
  • September to December 2020: The majority of construction to be completed; the trail to be closed and detour signage posted
  • December 2020 to May 2021: Trail opens to the public
  • May 2021: Trail to be closed briefly for final touches; detour signage to be re-posted

The Beltline Trail will remain open from June to August 2020. The timeline is subject to change.

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 the Beltline Pond will be included in the design.

The Beltline Trail improvements are being coordinated with other projects in the area. The project was not able to proceed until the TRCA stream restoration work was completed in summer 2020. A new pedestrian crossing signal will be installed across Moore Avenue, from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, in coordination with the trail improvements.

A Virtual Public Meeting is being planned for August 2020 and will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project. Information will be shared when it becomes available.

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.

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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