The Finch Corridor is a multi-use trail that stretches along the Finch hydro corridor from the Highway 400 in Etobicoke to Middlefield Road in Scarborough. The City of Toronto is conducting a feasibility study to explore options to close an approximately five kilometre gap in the trail between Pineway Boulevard and Pharmacy Avenue.

The study includes a technical feasibility analysis and development of potential bikeway design options. Potential routes will be assessed for safety and user comfort, connectivity, environmental impact, and construction and operating costs and complexities.

The Study Area is defined by the following boundaries: McNicoll Avenue to the north, Finch Hydro Corridor to the south, Pineway Boulevard to the west and Pharmacy Avenue to the east. The Finch Corridor Trail Gap is approximately 5 km in length.

Map showing study area boundaries and routes to be studied, including McNicoll Avenue and Finch Hydro Corridor

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  • Review existing conditions, including key crossings, built and natural heritage, cycling and transportation connections, utilities, drainage, and opportunities for public realm enhancement
  • Develop design alternatives to fill in the Finch Trail Gap and create a continuous cycling and walking corridor
  • In 2012, Council adopted the Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan, which identified the Finch Corridor Trail as one of the 26 new bikeway trail projects for implementation
  • The Finch Corridor Trail Gap (Pineway Boulevard to Pharmacy Avenue) was identified as a Near-Term Study for 2022 to 2024 in the Cycling Network Near Term Plan (2019-2021)
  • This corridor is identified as a Major City-Wide Cycling Route which are routes that support a connected system across the Greater Toronto Area by linking with other cycling routes in neighbouring municipalities
  • Once fully complete, the Finch Trail will provide 30km of continuous bikeway at the north end of Toronto connecting the Humber River to the Rouge River

Stage 1 – 2021-2023: Stage 1 involves development of the feasibility study and preliminary design options. This stage includes initial engagement with key agencies and landowners such as Seneca College, Metrolinx, Hydro One and the Ministry of Transportation. The feasibility study and preliminary design alternatives are expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

Stage 2 – 2024+: Once the study is complete, the City will confirm the preferred bikeway design option and develop detailed designs. This will be informed by what was found in Stage 1 and will include additional stakeholder engagement and public consultation (phases to be determined). Implementation will likely be carried out as phased approach, with some sections advancing ahead of others that may require further study and agency input.  Implementation is also dependent on construction capacity and resources, and capital infrastructure coordination.

More information about Stage 2 (including opportunities to participate in public consultation) will be shared on this page when ready.

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