On June 6, 2012 meeting Toronto City Council adopted the Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan prepared by City Staff.
This preliminary planning document will form the basis for moving forward with the development of new trails. Consultation regarding specific projects with local area councillors and local area residents, will be part of the process to develop individual trail designs.
The City of Toronto will be constructing a multi-use trail through Chorley Park to connect the Kay Gardiner Beltline Trail to the street network in the Rosedale neighbourhood. Learn More.
Construction is underway to revitalize Queens Quay from west of Lower Spadina Ave to east of Bay St. When complete in early 2015, Queens Quay will feature a new stretch of Martin Goodman Trail, giving cyclists a much needed connection through the Central Waterfront. During construction, a detour bike route will enable cyclists to bypass most of the construction area.
The City of Toronto is is conducting an EA Study to identify a preferred route for extending the West Toronto Railpath from the Dundas Street West overpass (at Sterling Road), along the Georgetown GO Transit rail corridor, to Strachan Avenue and the planned Fort York Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge
The Study will determine, a preferred route/alignment for the Railpath extension, including necessary bridging to make a continuous route possible. It will also consider access points, community connections and Urban design features such as landscaping, public art, bike parking, signage and lighting.
The City of Toronto is working with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to study options for a multi-use trail system within the East Don Corridor between the north end of Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, the Lower Don Trail System, and Gatineau Corridor Trail
Lower Don Trail is a 4.7 kilometre section of trail that runs along the Don River, from Pottery Road to Corktown Commons. It is currently used as a mult-use trail, designed for pedestrians and cyclists.
A number of works to improve the conditions of the existing trail and access into the surrounding trail network is part of this project. These improvements are based on the Lower Don Trail Master Plan, which was completed in September, 2013. Flooding concerns are also a strong consideration in designing improvements, as the trail is within the floodplain of major storm events. Learn more about work happening now.
The City of Toronto is in the process of designing a concept plan for a bike park at Marie Curtis Park. It is hoped that this new bike park will help deter unauthorized building of dirt jumps and structures, which in turn will reduce impacts to nearby ecologically sensitive areas. Learn more about the concept plan.
In 2009 the City got RInC funding to build the first of a series of trail projects in the Finch Hydro Corridor. City Staff are working on additional trail segments, which will extend these trails across North Toronto. Learn more about the trail being constructed between Yonge St. and the Don Valley
This project includes new trail and an upgrade of existing segments of trail, between Mimico Creek and Etobicoke Creek (approx. 2 km in length.) Construction is planned to be completed summer 2015.
Trail will be connected to Centennial Park's PAN AM site. Approvals and coordination will be required with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's 427 ramp work, Metrolinx's Renforth Gateway and bus ramps, and Hydro One.
This trail project will extend the Humber Trail approximately 600m, to create a new terminus at Indian Line, connecting to Brampton.
Construction is underway, planned completion in summer 2015.
This project will extend the existing Duncan Creek Trail approximately 500m from its current terminus along Duncan Creek to Leslie Street, (just south of Steeles Avenue East) and along the east boulevard of Leslie Street to connect with the existing Don Trail west of Leslie Street, south of Equestrian Court.
The trail will be 3.5m wide and asphalt. A new bridge structure will be required to cross the creek and a new signal installed to cross Lesile just south of Equestrian Court.
The construction is planned for late 2015/2016 spring.
The City of Toronto Multi-Use Trail Design GuidelinesToronto Multi-Use Trail Design Guidelines were developed by Toronto Transportation Services and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Many stakeholders have been consulted and a broad literature review was conducted to ensure that this document will be a useful and practical resource. It includes ahead-of-the-curve guidance for trail planners, designers and operators in Toronto and elsewhere.
All multi-use pathway users have a responsibility to be considerate and respectful of all park/trail users. The following tips are provided to help ensure that all pathway users have an enjoyable and safe experience:
- Cyclists rollerbladers, and similar faster-moving persons must yield to pedestrians.
- Faster trail users should pass on the left and keep to the right when on the trail.
- Only pass when it is safe to do so and the trail is wide enough.
- When riding a bike, let people know you are approaching by ringing your bell or giving a friendly greeting.
- Dogs should be kept on a leash in parks, except in designated off-leash areas.
- To protect the pathways and parks, stay on the trail and don't litter.
- According to the Parks By-law, trail users including cyclists and rollerbladers and sateboarders should not exceed the speed of 20km/h when traveling in a park.
- If the pathway is busy with pedestrians, consider walking instead of cycling, rollerblading or skateboarding. The trail will be signed to notify trail users that they must yield to pedestrians.