A multi-use trail is separated from motor vehicle traffic, and includes pavement markings and crossings for pedestrians.

In 2021, the City completed the installation of a new 630 metre multi-use trail (MUT) for active transportation on the north side of Ellesmere Road, between Markham Road and Scarborough Golf Club Road.

What does the Multi-Use Trail mean for you?

  • Improved safety for people walking, cycling and driving with separated facilities
  • Increased cycling connectivity to existing Ellesmere Road Trail (Scarborough Golf Club to Military Trail Road) and the Upper Highland Creek Trail (under construction)
  • Improved urban design and streetscape appearance
  • No changes to TTC bus routes and stop locations, traffic or curb lanes
  • No changes to Wheel-Trans, emergency services or other City services
  • Enhanced design for better safety at the westbound Dormington Drive TTC stop

Map of new trail

The 3.0 metre-wide bidirectional MUT will be installed between Markham Road and Scarborough Golf Club Road in the following locations:

  • West of Dormington Drive: it will be installed between the trees and the road
  • East of Dormington Drive: it will be installed next to the sidewalk
  • There will be some tree removals that will be replaced after project completion.

West of Dormington Drive

West of dormington cross section

East of Dormington Drive

Cross section showing new trail, street and sidewalk

This work is part of the City’s Council-approved Cycling Network Plan to connect existing cycling infrastructure and is aligned with the City’s goals through the TransformTO climate action strategy to increase trips taken by foot or bike to reduce the City’s impact on the environment.

Cycling is one of the fastest-growing transportation modes in Toronto. The City is working to make travel by bike safer and more inviting.  Making it easier for people to choose to cycle, helps ease congestion on the streets and transit, creates a cleaner environment and promotes a healthier public.  The City supports cycling by building and maintaining bike lanes and multi-use trails, installing bike parking facilities, distributing bike network maps, and carrying out other campaigns and projects to promote cycling confidence and safe road use behaviour.

Learn more at toronto.ca/cycling