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Room for Railpath Over Dufferin

A vital piece of the puzzle for Railpath expansion is completed over Dufferin.


2018 Update: well we have been so busy with stuff that the website had to sit on the back burner. …but it will be here for Fall 2018. For reals!

There will soon be a new and improved website for West Toronto Railpath . It will be easy to navigate and be filled with lots of cool WTR facts and info.

It will also have the latest info on expansion south.

If you need to connect for something important or get added to the mailing list email us at:  wtrailpath AT Gmail DOT com


You can also find us on Facebook , Instagram, and twitter.

Thanks for your patience! See you soon.

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


*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 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 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.

4 Great events this Saturday on Railpath!

All are welcome to celebrate the West Toronto Railpath (WTR) Park, learn about the diverse plants that grow along the path and to plant 500 milkweed plants – the main food source of the Monarch butterfly- in association with the David Suzuki Foundation/Homegrown National Park Project ‘Got Milkweed?‘ Campaign. We will gather at 9am under the Wallace Avenue/ Railpath access pedestrian bridge with remarks at 10am.

10am – Erika Richmond MLA from the office of Scott Torrance Landscape Architect, prime consultant on WTR Phase 1

10:20 – J. Scott MacIvor – PhD, Urban Ecologist – Bees in the City

10:40 – Jode Roberts, David Suzuki Foundation/’Got Milkweed?’ campaign- The importance of milkweed in urban plantings.

11 am – Friends of WTR.

Also please check the family fun at the second instalment of “Buzz On The Bridge”,  and while there add your thoughts to “Love Letters To The Junction Triangle Past Present and Future“. And as part of Bike Month participate in “Cargo Bikes and Kids”.

A great day on Railpath….see you there!

Got Milkweed? Railpath Planting June 6!

Raise public awareness for the Railpath as a Car~free, multi mobile corridor and biological diverse public park  and get your hands dirty!

9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015
All are welcome to celebrate the West Toronto Railpath Park, learn about the diverse plants that grow along the path and to plant milkweed- the main food source of the Monarch butterfly in association with the David Suzuki Foundation/Homegrown National Park Project ‘Got Milkweed’ Campaign.All we need are your hands to plant milkweed in a pre chosen site near the Ernest Ave. Railpath access. Explore the entire phase 1 stage of this unique linear park and learn more about the plans for the phase 2 Railpath extension.

These materials will be part of my intervention:


It would be great if participants can bring with them:


Here is a link to our 100 in 1 Day page. And check out the butterfly themed Buzz On The Bridge  the same day.