Etobicoke York

Humber Bay Shores Park - Trail Improvements

Trails through Humber Bay Shores Park are being improved. The Trail Improvements will occur in two distinct phases:

Phase 1 – Spring/Summer 2017

Paving, Planting, Seating and circulation improvements at two key trail intersection/plaza areas:

  1. Palace Pier Court
  2. Humber Bay Park East Entrance - East Side

New! Special Updates

August 8 - Closure of North Detour Route

Starting August 9th the north detour route along the Palace Place fence-line will be closed to allow for pavement demolitions and reconstruction work in this area. The detour route around the south side of the site will remain open to ensure safe public access is maintained. View the Palace Pier Court Detour Map (PDF)


  • August 7 to 11: Ongoing site activities at Palace Pier Court and Humber Bay Park include:
    • Site layout and grading – trails, walkways, walls, plaza area
    • Signage relocation – with Crane (at Palace Pier Court only)
    • Foundations and formwork
    • Concrete pouring for new pavements
    • Armour stone delivery and placement (at Humber Bay Park only)
  • Construction will extend from July to Labour Day
  • Regular updates will provided as the work progresses

Phase 2 – Fall 2017 / Spring2018

Paving, Planting, Seating and circulation improvements between the two trail intersection/plaza areas completed in Phase1.

Improvements will include but not be limited to:

  • Removals:
    • Demolition of existing plaza area and trail paving
    • Removal of some naturalized plantings
    • Tree removals: 20 -25 at each plaza area (Palace Pier Court and the Humber Bay park Entrance) Important Note: New tree plantings and naturalized areas will be installed when the project is completed.
  • Trail Improvements:
    • Realignment and regrading of pathways to improve safety and address trail use
    • Improved 3m wide heavy duty asphalt Multi-use Trail
    • Improved 1.2m paved buffer zone between the Multi-use Trail and new Pedestrian Trail
    • New 2.5m Pedestrian Only Pathway
  • Other Improvements:
    • New bench seating
    • Relocated "Bursa" sculpture
    • New seating walls to define the plaza areas and allow for improved grading through the plaza areas
    • New Planting: Trees and shrubs as well as new naturalized areas
    • Regulatory signage and pavement markings

Project Updates



Phase 1 work is scheduled to commence at the end of May and completed in July, weather permitting.

Detour Routes

Since this work is planned throughout the park and will impact the existing park uses and trail circulation, detour routes around the construction areas have been established. The contractor will maintain safe access around the two areas at all times.

Public Notification

Public notification of work is being provided in the following manner:

  • Signs are being provided to the contractor and posted on site including; construction signage, detour signage and trail etiquette signage.
  • 311 and PFR websites have been updated
  • Cycling Infrastructure web-page will be updated

Project Contact

Questions or concerns:
Lori Ellis, Senior Project Coordinator, Landscape Architect
Parks Development and Capital Projects

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