Railpath Expansion Design Begins!

Amazing Railpath Expansion News!!!
 
Railpath expansion has cleared the EA and received the MInister’s approval to proceed to detailed design and implementation. Now lets make sure that Metrolinx connects any future multi purpose bike trail along it’s Barrie line to this expansion.
 

Pitch in for Railpath this Sunday

This weekend, thousands of Toronto residents, organizations and community groups and will do their part to keep our city clean and green.

We are inviting west-enders to pitch and help clean up our Railpath.

Join us @Wallace Bridge:
Sunday April 24, 10am – 12 noon

Volunteers will be on hand to provide garbage bags. Just bring your gloves*.

See you there!
Friends of West Toronto Railpath

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*Safety Tips
Wear appropriate and protective clothing (boots, gloves, rain jacket, hat, sunscreen)
Only pick-up human-made litter – leaves, twigs and plants should be left on the ground
Be mindful not to damage or step on emerging spring plants (shrubs, bulbs, flowers)
Do not pick up heavy or dangerous items (syringes and needles, metal, chemicals, medical waste) – report the location of these items to 311

Railpath Expansion Update January 2016

West Toronto Railpath Extension

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Notice of Completion

The City of Toronto has completed a study to determine a route for extending the West Toronto Railpath south from Dundas Street West, along the Kitchener GO rail corridor, to beyond Strachan Avenue and the planned Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle bridge. The recommended solution, as documented in the Environmental Study Report (ESR), will consist of a new multi-use trail. The trail will be aligned:

·         In the rail corridor under the Dundas Street bridge to Dufferin Street

·         On street and adjacent to the rail corridor from Dufferin Street to Abell Street

 There will be five new multi-use trail bridges as part of the recommended route including bridges over the Barrie GO rail corridor, Lansdowne Avenue, Brock Street, Dufferin Street and Queen Street West. 

 It should be noted that there is no recommendation for a route between Abell Street to the planned Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge. Given the lack of space within the rail corridor, technical issues and property impacts, more study and public consultation are needed to fully understand the impacts and opportunities for this section.

WestTorontoRailpathExtenstionNOC-flyer : Full details

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Wallace Plaza – Plans unveiled

Wallace Plaza Design

A wonderful improvement to the Wallace Ave Plaza is planned for 2016. Plans were unveiled at our Tree of Heaven celebration on the Railpath in November. Please see the attached PDF to learn what’s in store.

Tree of Heaven Celebration: Join us Tuesday November 17th

Tree Of Heaven_Poster

Join Councillor Ana Bailao and the Friends of the West Toronto Railpath as we celebrate the form, beauty and spirit of the Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven) and unveil the new design plans for the Wallace entrance to the Railpath, which includes more ring and posts, benches, trees, and a water fountain..

***Bring a warm drink and stories to share about your experiences enjoying time under the branches of this tree.

Building bike lanes in less time for less money

The Railpath Expansion process will immediately speed up for 2017 thanks to the just announced changes to the EA process for cycling infrastructure.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/10/22/bike-lanes-and-paths-easier-to-build-under-new-rules.html

Railpath Run 2015 September 26th !

Join us for Toronto’s 4th Annual Railpath Run! Our time trial format offers participants an opportunity to make as many loops of the 2km course as they can in 45mins. Participants have the choice of the ‘Run’ or the ‘Community Walk/Run’. Both events are timed and are perfect for all fitness levels. So whether you’re looking to see how fast/far you can run in a set time, to set a new personal best, or just want to take a lovely stroll with the family in support of a good cause, everyone is welcome! The Railpath Run is held on The West Toronto Railpath. For exact location and other event details, please visit our website railpathrun.com Please be advised that the path is too narrow to accommodate strollers or pets for this event. All proceeds from this race will benefit The Stop Community Food Centre. Add to Race Kit pick up section: Race kit pick up is available on site at least half an hour before the start of the race.

 

http://railpathrun.com/