The City of Toronto has reconstructed the road on Military Trail from Ellesmere Road to Highcastle Road. A new sidewalk was constructed on the west side along the entire length of Military Trail, and retaining walls constructed on segments of the street to improve slope stability. In an effort to improve safety, new handrails and guardrails will be installed on sections of the new sidewalk and the speed limit on Military Trail reduced to 30 km/h. Additional street lighting has also been installed along Military Trail.
The road reconstruction of Military Trail, from Ellesmere Road to Highcastle Road started in February 2022. The project has experienced a significant delay due to modifications required to the slopes and grades of the roadway.
Work was paused while a solution was identified to correct the deficiencies. The identified solution includes regrading, curb adjustments and road repaving. While this work is taking place, the contractor will also be activating the new street lighting.
During construction, this section of Military Trail remains closed to all pedestrian, cyclists and vehicular traffic.
Originally scheduled to start in 2020, this work was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The start dates was again impacted when Toronto Water had to undertake emergency repairs to the storm sewer outfall in Upper East Highland Creek, between Highway 401 and Military Trail (adjacent to 40 and 42 Creekwood Drive), including adding a rip-rap wall within the creek. This emergency repair work was needed to protect the exposed storm sewer outfall that had become damaged due to erosion and prevent damage to the existing storm sewer and adjacent sanitary sewer.
A Public Drop-In Event was held at Seven Oaks Park Community BBQ on August 14, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Approximately 30 people attended the drop-in event. View the Presentation Boards.