The City of Toronto is reconstructing Military Trail from Ellesmere Road to Highcastle Road. The road reconstruction will include construction of a sidewalk on the west side of Military Trail and a reduction in the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h.

Due to the watermain break in early 2017, the road required emergency repairs. The City temporarily fixed the road and now a permanent repair is required.

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The road reconstruction design is in the final stages with the TRCA (Toronto Region Conservation Authority) and Toronto Urban Forestry reviewing the application for this project. In addition, this work may be affected by the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and further delayed.

Public Drop-in Event

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.

Event Materials


Map showing the extents of the construction project on Military Trail from Highcastle Road to Ellesmere Road

Road Reconstruction

Due to the watermain break in early 2017, the road must be repaired. The City temporarily fixed the road and now a permanent repair is required. The repair is a reconstruction of the road, in which the existing road base material is removed and replaced to current City standards.

As with any Capital Works road reconstruction, if a sidewalk does not exist or is substandard the City has a mandate to construct or upgrade the sidewalk, if feasible.

Road Relocation

To accommodate a new sidewalk, as space is extremely limited through this portion of Military Trail, the entire road must be relocated. The road will be realigned to the east to accommodate the construction of a new sidewalk on the west side of the road.

The existing topography on either side of Military Trail presented soil stability issues during design. As such, retaining walls and tie-backs, to safely hold the existing soil in place, were introduced into the design to stabilize the existing slopes.


A new sidewalk will be constructed on the west side of Military Trail. A retaining wall will be constructed to accommodate the new sidewalk.

Safety Features

  • The posted speed limit will be reduced from 50 km/h to 30 km/h
  • Warning signs will be posted
  • Guardrails and handrails will be installed along the new sidewalk