Etobicoke Creek North Trail City update

Etobicoke Creek North Trail

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The City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority(TRCA) is constructing a new 1.1km long multi-use trail south of Eglinton Avenue West and parallel to the Etobicoke Creek. This project will formalize an existing granular trail to an asphalt trail along Etobicoke Creek at Eglinton Ave West while protecting areas of erosion by incorporating natural bank stabilization measures. This Project is part of the Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan, adopted by Council in 2012.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE
Etobicoke Creek North Trail Construction south of Eglinton Avenue West
Expected Start Date: July 2017
Expected End Date: April 2018

Refer to Construction Notices & Updates Tab for more information.

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Project Background

The objective of this project is to formalize an existing granular trail along Etobicoke Creek at Eglinton as part of the Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan, adopted by Council 2012. This project is identified as project 13 – Etobicoke Creek North in the Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan.
This new trail connection will fill a significant gap in the Etobicoke Creek Trail and provide a valuable connection along this trail network which extends north to Caledon and south to Lake Ontario. It will also provide a key connection to the Eglinton West Trail

Figure 1:

Phase 1 of the project was completed in spring 2016, culminating with the selection of the
preferred general trail alignment and associated in-stream works.

To better inform the preferred trail alignment and as part of the baseline information/preliminary
analysis, numerous studies were conducted. These include the following:

Geotechnical Investigation Report
Arborist Report
Subsurface Utility Engineering Quality Level A Report
Archaeological Assessment (Stage 1-2)
Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP) Survey
Species at Risk (SAR) Screening by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)
Species at Risk Survey

Land ownership within the trail location is under the authority of the City of Toronto and
Infrastructure Ontario/Hydro One Networks. The City of Toronto is currently under a lease
agreement with Infrastructure Ontario

Approvals are however required from Urban Forestry, Toronto and Region
Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the pipeline utility companies for trail construction.

Project Status & Next Steps

This trail project is currently in the detailed design phase. Design revisions based on comments from internal City staff, TRCA staff and the public are currently underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2017 and continue until spring 2018.
A Construction Notice will be mailed out prior to start of construction work in June
Note: Tendering and Implementation commencement is dependent on the acquisition of
all of the necessary approvals from Hydro One, Utilities, etc. Due to delays in the approvals process the start date has been changed to July 2017.

Contact Us
Paul B Martin

Senior Public Consultation Coordinator
Tel: 416-392-6681
paul.martin@toronto.ca

Local Councillor
Councillor Stephen Holyday Contact

Councillor Stephen Holyday – Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre

Related Links
Bike & Trail Links

Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan

City of Toronto Bike Plan

Toronto& Region Conservation

Toronto Multi-Use Trail Design Guidelines

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