Roads and Trails

Humber Bay Shores Park Trail Improvements and Bicycle Connections

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Spring 2017 - Work has Started!

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The City of Toronto invites you to learn more and give your input on proposed trail improvements in Humber Bay Shores Park.

Upgrades are needed to accommodate the increased popularity of this important waterfront park and trail system.

The City is establishing a vision for this trail and trail intersections and evaluating improvement options, as well as possible on-street cycling connections along Marine Parade Drive and Waterfront Drive. 

For more information see our Questions and Answers page


Description of the Proposed Trail Improvements

Cross section of trail area, right to left: Marine Parade Drive, Boulevard & trees, existing multi-use trail, buffer zone with seating and interlocking brick, proposed new pedestrian path, lawn. Marine ParaThe preferred design will include:

  • Improved trail safety
    • clear sight-lines
    • enhanced trail materials and finishes
    • a “buffer zone” to separate trail uses
    • way-finding and regulatory signage
  • Design features to calm speed
    • new paving design at trail intersections
  • Design features to expand trail capacity
    • widened trail to accommodate increased use
    • additional trail options for pedestrians
    • a “Buffer Zone” with new furnishings
  • Improved views to Lake Ontario

Proposals also include improvements to on-street cycling connections, including a contra-flow bike lane on Waterfront Drive.


Previous Consultation Events

Three previous public consultation events were held in April and November 2014 and April 2015.  Information materials and feedback summaries from these events are provided below in PDF.

To request assistance with any difficulties accessing or understanding these documents, please contact Lori Ellis at 416-394-2483 or email


Event #3 - April 9, 2015

The project team hosted a final drop-in event on April 9, 2015 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Mimico Centennial Library.
The public information event presented the preferred design (described in simple terms above). Over 40 residents attended. Details of the preferred design are included in the materials below (PDF):


Event #2 - November 24, 2014

The project team hosted a public drop-in event on November 24, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Mimico Centennial Library. The public consultation event showcased two proposed alternatives for upgrades of the trail system; Options A and B as well as on-street cycling infrastructure upgrades along Marine Parade Drive and Waterfront Drive. Important improvements to the trail included safety and sight lines, changes to trail width and alignment, changes in trail materials, improvements to seating and views to the lake as well as an evaluation of existing lighting. Over 85 residents and local association representatives participated

Display panels from the event (PDF files):

Summary of the public event and feedback provided:


Event #1 - April 16, 2014

The first public consultation event was hosted at the Polish Cultural Centre on April 16, 2014. Staff presented information materials about three projects:

  1. Humber Bay Shores Park:
  2. Stanley Ave. Contra-flow Bicycle Lane
  3. Waterfront Trail Connection on Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Over 70 participants attended the event, asked questions, discussed opinions, and provided many insightful comments and suggestions.  Below are the information materials from the event (PDF files).


A summary of the comments received:


For more information see our Questions and Answers page


We Want to Hear from You!

For more information and to share your comments, please contact:

Lori Ellis

Senior Project Coordinator, PDCP, City of Toronto

Etobicoke Civic Centre

399 The West Mall


Tel: 416-394-2483

Fax: 416-392-3355


Related Cycling Projects

Stanley Ave. Contra-flow Bicycle Lane
We are planning installation of a contra-flow bike lane on Stanley Avenue. No negative impacts to parking or traffic operations are anticipated.  The contra-flow bike lane will allow bicycles to travel two-ways, but remain one-way for motor vehicles.  This project was approved by Council in 2008 and is planned for installation in 2014.
Learm more about contra-flow (yellow) bike lanes

Waterfront Trail Connection on  Lake Shore Blvd. W.
We are investigating potential cycling improvements along Lake Shore Boulevard West to close a gap in the Waterfront Trail between Norris Crescent and First Street.